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How to make the best Sweet Iced Tea via flouronmyface.com

How to make Sweet Iced Tea

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
How to make Southern sweet iced tea perfectly. Serve a glass of the best, brightest, clear, not cloudy iced tea you have ever tasted. Garnish with a wedge of lemon or lime and a sprig or two of fresh mint.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 97 kcal


  • 8 cups water divided
  • 6 tea bags Lipton Black Pekoe Tea
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 whole lemon lime and mint for garnish
  • ice
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  • Add 4 cups of water to a medium size saucepan and bring to a roiling boil. Boil the tea bags for about 2-3 minutes. Remove the pot from the hot burner.
  • Steep tea for 10 minutes.
  • Measure sugar and add to pitcher
  • Pour the still hot tea over the sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the remaining four cups of water and pour it into the pot with the tea bags. Swirl the pot around a little bit to allow the tea bags to release that last bit of tea goodness from the tea bags. Pour the tea water into the pitcher.
  • Chill completely before serving and serve over ice.

Recipe Expert Tips

  • Chill a big pitcher of this sweet iced tea recipe before serving with a wedge of lemon and a sprig of fresh mint.


Serving: 1Glass | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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