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Southern Sweet Tea ~ So Easy

Easy Sweet Tea by Cupcakes and Crinoline

In this hot humid weather who doesn’t want a cold, refreshing drink either sipped slowly alone in the shade or shared with a group.  There is nothing {in my opinion} quite like fresh iced tea.  Instead of buying a powdered mix you can make up a batch of Southern Sweet Tea in under 15 minutes ~ some for now and some to chill for later.

Southern Sweet Tea


  • 6 cups of water ~ boiled
  • 6 tea bags {flavor of your choice}
  • 2 cups of sugar ~ more or less to taste
  • Garnish ~ mint leaves, lemon slices {optional}


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Add water above to a gallon sized hot/cold pitcher.
  3. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  4. Add teabags to water in pitcher and steep for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove tea bags.
  6. Add ice to fill pitcher.
  7. Garnish as desired.

And there you have it ~ Sweet Tea in under 15 minutes.

If you have a go to cold beverage or tea recipe you would like to share I would love to hear about it.

Happy Independence Day
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