Rating: 4.85 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

A simple sweet tea recipe that anyone can do.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
gallon
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water to a boil in a pot. Dissolve sugar in boiling water; remove from heat.

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  • Steep tea bags in water to desired strength of tea, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Refrigerate tea until cold, at least 1 hour.

Cook's Note:

When using individual tea bags, your best option is to remove all the paper endings, and tie the strings together.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; carbohydrates 40g; sodium 5.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (11)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2013
Before I chilled the tea I floated lemon rings on the top. Refreshing. My husband had this whole batch gone in 24 hours. I will use this recipe again but I might cut back the sugar just a touch. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2013
Before I chilled the tea I floated lemon rings on the top. Refreshing. My husband had this whole batch gone in 24 hours. I will use this recipe again but I might cut back the sugar just a touch. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2014
Use 1.5 cups of sugar and juice of 1 lemon. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2014
It is awesome Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2017
too much sugar I used chi tea and it was rather pleasant Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2020
Delicious taste! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2018
Best way to have sweet tea!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2017
it's not called sweet tea for nothin lol made it with green tea and used 1/2-3/4C of sugar the darker the tea the more sugar you want Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2016
The tea was good. But it was bit too sweet. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2017
This is how we have always made tea in North Georgia. I do use 1-1 1/2 cups of sugar. We love it! Read More