Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 30 mins

For those who like their iced tea sweetened! Preparation time does not include refrigeration time.


  1. Bring water to a boil, remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Remove tea bags, add sugar and bring to a boil again. Refrigerate.
  3. To serve: add 3 to 4 parts water to 1 part concentrate (depending on how sweet you like it!).


Most Helpful

This is a great idea for a quick glass or pitcher of real iced tea that's as fast as the ghastly powdered stuff. I found it didn't need to be boiled a second time as the sugar dissolved completely when added. I will use this recipe again but would suggest making sure the proportions are right for your own personal tastes before making the full amount. I like sweet tea that is strong, so I'll need to use more tea bags or about half the sugar. This would also be a great recipe to use with other sweeteners. Thanks, CrystalB, for posting!

LonghornMama March 27, 2005

This is just what I was looking for except using green tea and not sugaring it. I prefer to use simply syrup on the side so I can control the amount of sweetness of each cup. Plus, guests can do the same when you put out a small pitcher of simple syrup to sweeten their tea with. Dissolves instantly, and elegant in presentation.

Citruholic August 26, 2008

I usually put in a little less sugar and a few more tea bags nowadays, but this is my original formula as well -- again, probably from the same source!!

Swan Valley Tammi July 21, 2006

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