How to Make Sweet Tea

There’s almost no thirst-quenching beverage as classic as sweet tea. It’s the drink of choice for most southern Americans and it’s a favorite for folks all around the world. If you have wondered how to make sweet tea and you’ve never made it at home before, you might not believe  it but sweet tea is so simple to make that a child could do it: although they’d probably need some help when using the stove! There’s a variety of teas to choose from and quite a few different ways to sweeten it and it all depends on your preference. Once you’ve made a few pitchers, you’ll have it down to a science! If you’re trying to boost the flavors to the max, you can add a variety of fruits to your tea for an extra punch of sweetness. Apparently, there’s a secret to mixing the perfect iced tea that many people have found out and after reading this recipe, you’ll know it too! You can expect to get a gallon of delicious homemade sweet tea. Feel free to tweak the amount of sugar to your own personal liking.



8 regular size tea bags or 4 family size tea bags

4 cups boiling water

12 cups cold water

1 cup sugar

¼ teaspoon baking soda


Directions – How to Make Sweet Tea

Dust your gallon size container with the baking soda and drop your tea bags in. Add the sugar to boiling water and stir briefly before pouring into your gallon container. Cover your container and allow it to steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the tea bags and dispose of them. Add in your cold water and allow it to cool before drinking. Serve over ice and add a slice of lime or lemon.