Southern Sweet Tea

  • Author: Cindy Gibbs @ My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 10


Southern & Sweet and the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day!



  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 family size tea bags
  • Cold Water
  • Ice


  1. Place the water, baking soda and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  2. Place three family size tea bags in the hot sugar water and let steep for about 6-8 minutes and discard tea bags.
  3. Let tea cool to room temperature and pour into a one gallon pitcher or drink dispenser. Add cold water to make one gallon.
  4. Pour over ice to serve.


  • Make sure tea has completely cooled before pouring it into a glass pitcher or drink dispenser.
  • For an extra sweet tea use an additional 1/2 cup of sugar.


  • Serving Size: 8