Beth Dreiling Hontzas
Total Time
26 Mins
Makes 2 1/2 qt.

If you like tea that's really sweet, add the full cup of sugar. This quick and easy non-alcoholic drink is a must-have in the South, and we know you'll fall in love with our classic recipe.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; add tea bags. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Cover and steep 10 minutes.

Step 2

Remove and discard tea bags. Add desired amount of sugar, stirring until dissolved. Pour into a 1-gal. container, and add 7 cups cold water. Serve over ice.

Step 3

Peach Iced Tea

Step 4

Prepare Southern Sweet Tea using 1/2 cup sugar. Stir together 1 1/2 qt. tea, 1 (46-oz.) bottle peach nectar, and 2 Tbsp. lemon juice. Serve over ice. Makes 3 qt.