Sweet Iced Tea

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Mamas Kitchen Hope

When you order 'tea' in TX you will be asked 'sweet' or 'unsweet'. It will then arrive in a big glass with lots of ice! Here is the way we make 'Swayte Tay" or Sweet Tea! Oh soo goooodd! Dont like it sweet- just leave out the sugar- or splenda.

Top Review by evewitch

I already have a great method for making tea with regular-size tea bags, but for some reason, I always have the family-size bags in the pantry. This turned out far too weak. It hardly tasted like tea at all. I will try again using this for only 1/2 gallon and see if that works better.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 family-size tea bags
  • 473.18 ml water
  • 236.59 ml sugar, I use Splenda


  1. Put water and tea bags in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and cover. Let steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain or carefully press water from tea bags.
  4. Put hot tea solution into a gallon pitcher and add sweetener, stirring to dissolve.
  5. Add water to pitcher to fill.
  6. Cool in refrigerator and serve with ice.

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