Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

Sweet Tea is a tradition down here in New Orleans, kind of like Sno-Balls on a hot summer day.  I can drink it morning, noon, and night.  Here is how I make my sweet tea, so you can share in a taste of NOLA!

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Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Meal type Beverage
Misc Serve Cold
Sweet Southern Ice Tea is perfect for those hot summer days!


  • 4 bags Lipton Regular Tea Bags
  • 1 cup Sugar (I substitute this with Splenda for a no calorie option.)


Step 1
Boil a teapot full of water. (Approximately 1 qt)
Step 2
Once boiling, remove from heat and insert tea bags, then cover with lid.
Step 3
Steep for two minutes.
Step 4
Pour tea into a pitcher containing sugar and stir till dissolved.
Step 5
Fill with ice and water to the top of a 2 quart pitcher.
Step 6
Garnish with lemon is desired.

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  1. My husband LOVES Sweet tea!!! : ) Thanks for the easy recipe

  2. YUM!! But being from Georgia, you’re missing 1 VERY important ingredient!!! You must always add 1/4 tsp of fresh baking soda :) It adds an un describable crispness! You don’t taste the baking soda but you can definitely tell a difference with and without it! Try it out- mix 1/4 tsp baking soda in with the sugar and stir in strapped tea/water. A southern secret tea ingredient for over 100 years :) Enjoy!


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