Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins

I looked to Zaar to see if this way of making tea was on here, but I gave up in my search. My son's pre-school teacher gave me this recipe and it works best for me.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 gallon water (or less)
  • 4 family-size tea bags
  • 1 -2 cup sugar (I use about 1 1/4 cup, the teacher used 2 cups)


  1. In a 2 qt pot, bring about 5 cups of water to a full boil.
  2. Add the four family size tea bags and remove from heat.
  3. Set your timer for 5 minutes (and 5 minutes ONLY!).
  4. During this time add sugar to gallon sized tea pitcher.
  5. When 5 minutes are up, add tea to sugar in pitcher and press gently on tea bags to remove left in liquid and stir. Discard tea bags.
  6. While stirring, add rest of water to pitcher filling to about two or three inches from top. (watching color, I do about three inches from top.
  7. Pour over a tall glass of ice and enjoy the goodness!
Most Helpful

Great tea! I use Splenda in place of sugar and it came out just right with 1-1/4 c. :) Thanks, Chef Mommie!!

SweetsLady January 02, 2008

Amy I know you have a big smile as look down upon my family enjoying this tea. It is so refreshing and easy to pull together. Each sip brings back memories of summers with my grandmother. I will make this again! Your friends are very special people to post recipes in your honor.

Luvs 2 Cook June 20, 2007