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Don's Simple Sweet Tea

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"A simple sweet tea recipe that anyone can do."
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1 h 15 m servings 155
Original recipe yields 10 servings (0 gallon)


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  1. Bring water to a boil in a pot. Dissolve sugar in boiling water; remove from heat.
  2. Steep tea bags in water to desired strength of tea, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 155 calories; 0 40 0 0 6 Full nutrition

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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.

Use 1.5 cups of sugar and juice of 1 lemon.

It is awesome

Best way to have sweet tea!!!!

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

This is how we have always made tea in North Georgia. I do use 1-1 1/2 cups of sugar. We love it!

too much sugar I used chi tea and it was rather pleasant

The tea was good. But it was bit too sweet.

It was really sweet and I loved it but my mom perfered more tea. I put only eight regular tea packets in it and it tasted good to me!