Southern Sweet Tea
In the South, they never ask you if you want sweet tea or unsweetened tea-- they only have one kind! Here is the recipe for Southern Sweet Tea.
Recipe type: Beverages non alcoholic
  • 2 Family size tea bags
  • 1 scant cup of sugar ( yes, that's right!)
  1. Microwave about 1½ cups of water for 5 minutes, or until boiling. OR, you can boil the water in a pan on the stove.
  2. Place 2 family size tea bags in the hot water and cover with a lid.
  3. Steep the tea bags in the hot water for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and discard.
  4. Place a metal spoon into a glass pitcher. ( this will help absorb the heat and protect your pitcher from cracking.)
  5. Put the sugar in the bottom of the pitcher. Pour the hot tea brew into the pitcher.
  6. Fill the pitcher with cool water.
  7. Serve over crushed ice.
  8. Garnish with lemon wedges if desired.
Recipe by Make Life Special at