There’s nothing quite like a cool, refreshing glass of southern sweet tea on a hot summer’s day. John makes this delicious thirst quencher just perfect and at least a couple times a week for us. His family is from the south and he grew up drinking sweet tea – a lot. They may have occasionally even put it in his baby bottle, no I’m serious. 🙂 Today John will show you how to make an amazing classic southern sweet tea.
Just follow our easy steps and soon you’ll be sipping on a refreshing glass of classic southern sweet tea.
Put the tea bags in a pot, add enough water to fill the pan about 1/2 full. Bring the water to a boil. Turn the heat off but keep it on the burner and allow it to steep for 15 minutes. Squeeze and remove the tea bags.
Chill, serve over ice and enjoy! Our kids love John’s sweet tea and their friends say it’s the best tea they ever had.
Classic Southern Sweet Tea
- 4 regular size tea bags
- 2 quarts water (8 cups)
- 1/2 cup white sugar, or to taste
- Put the tea bags in a pot, add enough water to fill the pan about 1/2 full. Bring the water to a boil. Turn the heat off but keep it on the burner and allow it to steep for 15 minutes. Squeeze and remove the tea bags.
- Pour tea into a large pitcher. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved.
- Fill pitcher with cold filtered or tap water and stir again.
- Chill, serve over ice and enjoy.
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We hope you enjoy your summer and you’ll try John’s refreshing classic southern sweet tea!
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