There is nothing better than a nice tall glass of Southern Sweet Tea! Here in the south you can’t live without sweet tea…and we mean SWEET tea! Most people joke and say, “Would you like some tea with that sugar?!” And that’s about right! And it’s not just for summertime….we drink sweet tea all year round!
You’ll see in my picture that this tea is in a mason jar, which are used mainly for canning. You’ll find in the south that many folks use mason jars for glasses as well. It’s something that brings back fond memories for me because that’s how my grandmother served her sweet tea. I loved it (and still do!).
Good ‘Ol Southern Sweet Tea
Printable Version: Good ‘Ol Southern Sweet Tea
- 1 Gallon Water, divided
- 7 Regular Size Tea Bags (with paper tag removed)
- 2 Cups Sugar
Fill a medium sauce pan half way with water and place over medium high heat. Pour in 2 cups of sugar and stir until dissolved. Once sugar water mixture reaches a rapid boil, remove from heat. Place 7 tea bags in saucepan and dunk into sugar water mixture a coup of times with a spoon. Place lid on sauce pan and let steep for 5-6 minutes. Fill a 1 gallon pitcher half-way with cool water and ice (this will help your tea cool much faster). Once your tea has steeped for 5-6 minutes, pour tea into pitcher and throw tea bags away. Add water to pitcher to reach 1 gallon.
Pour over ice and serve.