Absolutely the Best Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

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Absolutely the Best Southern Sweet Tea
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  • 6 lipton tea bags (regular size)
  • 1 gallon water , very hot from tap (or you can boil it first)
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar


  1. Hold tea bags lined up evenly by the strings and make a loop knot to hold them together. Pull off paper and staple (from paper side). Set aside.
  2. In a one gallon pitcher, add very hot water. Stir in the sugar till dissolved.
  3. Add tea bags and dunk into water a few times, then leave them in the pitcher. Cover with lid of pitcher and refrigerate.
  4. Wait until it is very cold (at least 3-4 hours). The flavor changes until it reaches the 'cold' state.
  5. Drink and enjoy. (I leave the bags set in the pitcher, but recommend taking them out after about 8 hours- IF it lasts that long! We make 2 pitchers at a time down here in the south. :).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 173.78 Kcal (728 kJ)
Calories from fat 0 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 13.56mg 1%
Potassium 43.17mg 1%
Total Carbs 44.75g 15%
Sugars 44.38g 178%
Dietary Fiber 0.06g 0%
Protein 0.14g 0%
Calcium 64.4mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 25.71 Kcal (108 kJ)
Calories from fat 0 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 2.01mg 1%
Potassium 6.39mg 1%
Total Carbs 6.62g 15%
Sugars 6.57g 178%
Dietary Fiber 0.01g 0%
Protein 0.02g 0%
Calcium 9.5mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.5
  • 5

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • sodium free,
  • cholesterol free

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