Absolutely the Best Southern Sweet Tea

245 mins (prep 5, cooking 240)
3 ingredients
1 servings
I know, I know. Everyone claims the best sweet tea around. I only say mine is best because everyone, and I do mean everyone... says so (so far, but now it's posted so that may change). Posted by request. Sometimes we will substitute two of the Lipton tea bags for two green tea bags which gives this tea another wonderful flavor. SOME TEA 'BAG' HISTORY: Tea 'bags' were originally created by manufacturers as 'samples' of their fine teas and given to the distributors to boost sales.

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , beginner-cook , toddler-friendly , easy , kid-friendly , north-american , camping , american , beverages , inexpensive , southern-u.s. , to-go... , picnic ,
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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


Serving Size (321.47 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 1220.86 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.0%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 3.15mg 0.13%
Total Carbohydrate 315.4g 105.13%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 314.84 g %
Protein 0.0g 0.0%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 3.15mg% Iron 0.16mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
tea bags