South Georgia Sweet Tea

South Georgia Sweet Tea - Double Knotted Apron


One of my favorite drinks is a tall glass of good ole sweet tea. I’m not talking about the iced tea mockery they try to slip past you at most restaurants these days, I am talking down-home-front-porch-rockin-put-a-lemon-in-it-good-ole-southern-sweet-tea. If you are like me and can’t take the flavorlessness of unsweet or the sugar inducing coma pre-made sweet tea at the store, then try out my family’s recipe for South Georgia Sweet Tea. A perfect pitcher every time and good until the last drop.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 Liter pitcher
  • 3 Luzianne family size tea bags
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Fill a 1 quart glass measuring cup with water and microwave on high for 5 minutes. (You can also use a tea kettle if you prefer. The microwave is just quicker.) Remove from the microwave and drop the three tea bags in the water and let steep for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes lightly pinch the tea bags to drain the remaining water and then throw away. (For stronger tea let steep at least 30 minutes.)

Add a cup of sugar to the bottom of your three liter pitcher and then pour the steeped tea over the sugar to melt. Stir, stir, stir. Add water to the tea mixture to fill to the 3 liter mark. Place in the fridge to chill before serving.

Pour over ice and add a lemon slice!

sweet tea

Sip and Enjoy!

xo – M




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