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Sweet Tea Southern Style

A Southern staple, sweet tea is a simple, refreshing every day drink to have on hand.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Lucy Brewer


  • 4 family size tea bags Luzianne brand
  • 1 1/2-2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • pinch of baking soda
  • Additional water to fill pitcher


  • Add four cups or so of water to a saucepot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add pinch of baking soda and the tea bags.
  • Turn heat off and cover pot. Steep tea in the pot for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add 1 1/2-2 cups sugar to gallon size pitcher. Pour hot tea over the sugar and stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Fill pitcher with cold water.