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Southern Smooth Sweet Tea Recipe

This southern sweet tea is like a sweet glass of sunshine. Enjoy it on a hot sunny day.  
Cook Time3 mins
Steeping Time15 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Tea
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smooth Sweet Tea
Appliance: Tea Strainer, Teapot, Kettle
Servings: 6 cups
Author: Paromita Datta


  • 2 cups water hot and
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 6 tea bags
  • 3/4 cups white sugar


  • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  • Place the tea bags in a large teapot or saucepan.
  • Pour boiling water over tea bags and allow the mix to steep for 15 minutes.
  • Remove tea bags and pour into 3/4 cups of white sugar.
  • Pour in 4 cups of cool water.
  • Stir thoroughly until all the sugar dissolves.
  • Store this tea in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
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