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Southern Sweet Tea

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time21 mins
Servings: 1 gallon sweet tea


  • 1 gallon (16 cups) water
  • 4 family sized (16 individual sized) tea bags (I use Lipton decaf, or Luzianne)
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups sugar


  • In a large stock pot, bring the water to boil over high heat. Turn off the burner and add tea bags. Cover and steep for 6 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pour desired amount of sugar into a gallon-sized pitcher. When the tea is done steeping, pour into the pitcher and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Serve immediately into a glass full of ice. Store in the fridge.
  • *Note - Recipe can be halved.


Serving: 1g