Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

The best way to get great iced tea - something the South is known for. Not heating the water prevents bitterness.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fill a 2 qt pitcher (that's pitcha in the South) about halfway up with ice.
  2. Clip the clothespin onto the side of the pitcher and"hang" the tea bags through it (keeps the paper from getting in the tea and makes the bags easier to retrieve- you don't want to be seen with your hand in the pitcher here in the South).
  3. Pour the sugar or Splenda on top of the ice cubes and now fill the pitcher up with water.
  4. Let sit about an hour, pull out tea bags and serve.


Most Helpful

I have to admit I wasnt sure how the tea would taste.... But it is great!! I did add a bit more sugar though, but i have a sweet tooth! I also only had small tea bags instead of family sized, so i used 6 or 7 small bags. --> This is the simplest tea ever though. Cool and ready to drink immediatly too. Thanks so much for posting. I will definatly make this again!

Loves2Teach January 22, 2003

There is nothing like sweet tea on a hot day! Yum!

VerucaSalt! June 21, 2010

This tea is the perfect compliment to any meal. I did use the cold brew family-sized tea bags and a Splenda blend. The tea turned out perfectly. Made for December 2009 Let's P-A-R-T-Y.

Crafty Lady 13 December 30, 2009

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