228 Reviews

Do not add 2 cups of sugar to the tea..wayyyy to sweet! Made my stomach hurt:(...i'll try 1 cup next time

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stacey369 May 19, 2011

Very smooth iced tea! Being from Texas I have drank a lot of iced tea in my life, seeing as we have it with every meal, and this was some of the best. This is exactly how my mom taught me to make tea with the exception of the baking soda. The soda is the key and I will never make tea without it again! Thanks!

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Lacy S. April 05, 2010

My husband is from Georgia and everytime we go visit we drink all the sweet tea we can because you cant find it here so I looked high and low for a good recipie and I definetly found a good one with this one!

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Britt3323 April 11, 2011

Made as recipe states and it was too weak and wayyyy too sweet. Next time I will let it steep longer to make it strong and halve the sugar.

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Amy BC July 05, 2011

My husband and I were raised on sweet tea. But for health reasons, we have gotten used to sweetening our tea with Equal. I made this as a surprise for him for his birthday dinner. He loved it and so did I. It is very sweet but we both think that is how tea ought to be. Thanks for a guilty pleasure that will be saved for special occasions.

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Laylagirl January 05, 2004

Thanks for this great recipe. Nothing like a cold iced tea. :)

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Fanaledrinks February 11, 2015

Very good. Like several other people, I only used 1/3 cup sugar and it was plenty sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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Connie Lea July 16, 2010

I'm a city girl, but I guess it's them Southern roots in the family tree, b/c I'm in love w/ this recipe...this iced tea certainly hits the spot! I wouldn't change a thing! Thank you for posting!

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Chef Treenie July 27, 2016

This a gr8 way to make iced tea. Also, if you add just a small pinch of baking soda {Arm and Hammer type} your tea will last for 7 days or more without getting a bad taste. Also, if you like sweet tea and can't have the sugar you can make it with half sugar and half sugar substitute. It gets rid of most of the after taste of the artificial sweetener.

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wessr03 June 07, 2016

I make my sweet tea the same way, with the same ingredients and it doesn't get any better than that. It's a staple in any southern household!

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fanny maimon December 07, 2015
Southern Sweet Iced Tea