Sweet Lime Iced Tea


What's more Southern than sweet iced tea? I've lived in Florida all my life, yet I'm not a huge fan of the overly sweet iced tea that is popular here in the South. My grandma has made this version of lime tea for as long as I can remember and it is the best! Not too sweet, and not too bitter, and the fresh lime juice — amazing!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs
1 gallon


  • 1 gallon boiling water

  • 6 black tea bags

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 4 limes, juiced


  1. Pour boiling water into a gallon jar over tea bags. Allow to steep for 45 minutes.

  2. Remove and discard tea bags. Stir in sugar and lime juice until sugar has dissolved. Cool to room temperature; refrigerate until cold before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

75 Calories
20g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 75
% Daily Value *
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 19g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Potassium 23mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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