Southern Sweet Tea

sweetteaI live in the south. In the south we have traditions. College Football, big family get-togethers, and sweeeeeet tea. Some would even say it’s the house wine of the south. I remember the first time I ever traveled north of the Mason-Dixon line and asked for sweet tea. The tea came out, served with a dish full of sugar packets. That’s not sweet tea. That’s a joke.

Yield: 2 quarts


  • 2 quarts water
  • 3 standard size tea bags
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  1. Bring the water to a boil over high heat.
  2. When the water hits a rolling boil, take it off the heat, add the tea bags, and cover the saucepan. Allow the tea to steep for 1 hour, and then remove the tea bags.
  3. Add 1 cup of sugar to a 2-quart pitcher, then add the tea. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Pour the tea into a glass filled with ice to serve. (You can add lemon wedges, if desired)
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