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🍹 Southern Sweet Tea Recipe 🌿

Learn how to make the perfect Southern sweet tea with this easy recipe from Grits N Grace. Refreshing and delicious, this classic drink is perfect for any occasion.

Sweet Tea

You will need:

  • cup of sugar1 cup sugar
  • cups of water8 cups water
  • tea bags10 tea bags


  1. Start by boiling 4 cups of water in a large pot. Make sure the water reaches a rolling boil.
  2. Once the water is boiling, add the 10 tea bags and let them steep for about 5 minutes. This will allow the tea to infuse into the water, creating a strong tea base.
  3. After 5 minutes, remove the tea bags from the pot. Add the cup of sugar to the pot, stirring continuously until it is fully dissolved. This will create a sweet tea base.
  4. After the sugar is dissolved, add the remaining 4 cups of water to the pot. This will dilute the sweet tea base and create the perfect sweet tea strength.
  5. Finally, let the tea cool down and then chill it in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, pour the sweet tea over ice for a refreshing Southern beverage.


For a stronger tea flavor, you can let the tea bags steep for longer. Adjust the amount of sugar according to your preference for sweetness.

Are you ready to quench your thirst with a refreshing glass of Southern goodness? Look no further than our Sweet Tea recipe! With just a few simple ingredients, you can enjoy the classic taste of this beloved Southern beverage.

To make our Sweet Tea, you will need:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 cups water
  • 10 tea bags

Let's get started with the instructions:

  1. Boil 4 cups of water.
  2. Add the tea bags and let them steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea bags and add the sugar, stirring until dissolved.
  4. Add the remaining water.
  5. Chill the tea and serve it over ice.

Now, here's a little note for you: If you prefer a stronger tea flavor, feel free to let the tea bags steep for a bit longer. And if you like your tea on the sweeter side, adjust the amount of sugar according to your preference.

Sweet Tea is not just a beverage; it's a Southern tradition. Whether you're sipping it on a hot summer day or enjoying it with a delicious meal, this iconic drink is sure to bring a smile to your face.

At Grits N Grace, we're all about celebrating the best of Southern cooking and lifestyle. From mouthwatering recipes to home decor ideas, we've got you covered. Explore our website for more Southern inspiration and discover the true essence of Southern hospitality.

So, why wait? Grab your pitcher and get ready to experience the delightful taste of our Sweet Tea. Cheers to Southern living and the simple joys it brings!