When I was living in Florida, ordering a tea meant a cold Sweet Tea and it is the perfect drink on a hot summer day. My Southern boy helped with this recipe and it’s super easy to make. I used my all-time favourite tea, good, old fashioned Tetley Tea (orange pekoe) but you can use your favourite type of tea.
- 4 cups boiling water
- 3 cups cool water
- 6 Tetley tea bags
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 L juice container
- Boil 4 cups of water
- Put tea bags and sugar into container stir in boiling water and continue stirring until sugar has dissolved.
- Cover and let steep for 15 minutes
- Stir in 3 cups of cool water and refrigerate until cold
- Add ice cubes and serve.
*You can garnish with lemon wedges, berries, or other fruit. My Southern boy wanted none of that so it’s a plain sweet tea recipe.
**Please note that the photo is not mine. I forgot to take a picture before the tea was guzzled down! I’ll replace it with my own when I make the next batch 🙂