Recipe: Carly-Anne’s Sweet Tea

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


  1. Boil 4 cups of water
  2. Put tea bags and sugar into container stir in boiling water and continue stirring until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes
  4. Stir in 3 cups of cool water and refrigerate until cold
  5. 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 🙂