How to Make Real Southern Sweet Tea

Hey Y’all!

Sweet Tea, Chick-Fil-A, and Jesus are three of the most popular things in the south. Since Southern Love is a Southern lifestyle blog, that discusses being southern. We had to share an amazing Sweet Tea recipe. While most people  use a pitcher, we can’t because we drink a lot of Sweet Tea in this house. I use a large Circle Glass Sun Tea Jar it’s about 1.5 gallons and I  have to make it about twice a week. If you need a sweet treat to go with  this wonderful sweet tea, be sure to click here for my homemade pound cake recipe.

List Of Ingredients

As always before I begin to make anything, I always make a list of my ingredients.

Ingredients needed to make Sweet Tea -Lipton Tea


-Sugar ( this is personal preference, you add as much or as little as you desire)


Filling the Jar with Water

First,  I  fill my Circle Glass Sun Tea Jar,  about three fourths of the way with room temperature water.

What type of Tea do I use?

I always use Lipton, because if it ain’t Lipton Iced Tea  it ain’t tea. (Debate it with your!)

Boiling the TeabagsSweet Tea Recipe

Next, I’m going to  add two cups of water and eight bags of tea, until it comes to a boil. Then you will  remove it  from heat and allow to set for about five minutes.

Making the Sweet Tea

How to Make Sweet Tea

I always start out with about  two cups of sugar, but add more if needed for taste. The sugar is added to  room temperature water, which means it will dissolve quickly because the water is not cold.

How to Make Sweet Tea

Don’t forget to stir your sugar.

Remove your tea bags from your brewed tea and pour into your  sugar and water mixture.

Completed Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea recipe

Add lemons and ice to your mason jar, and a straw if you’re feeling fancy!

Remember here in the South when Life hands you Lemons, put them in your Sweet Tea.

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Juliette and Jennifer
Juliette and Jennifer

Hey Y’all and Welcome to Southern Love! We’re Juliette and Jennifer a mother/daughter duo that lives in South Carolina. We created Southern Love to give people a real look into the lives of modern day southerners. You’ll be a able to find entertaining stories, amazing recipes, and southern decor.

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  1. Robert Kelly
    September 9, 2020 / 10:51 pm

    A northerner courting a southerner with the help of this web site. Y’all are the bomb.

    • September 10, 2020 / 7:11 am

      Hey Robert!! Awww thank you so much, we’re so glad to hear that we’re able to help you out! Wishing you and your southerner all the best! 😊😊

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