I’m always surprised when people say, “I love sweet tea, but I don’t know how to make it right. Sweet tea is so easy to make, and it’s so versatile. Once you have the basic recipe down, there’s so much you can add to it to make it fancy and even more delicious. Lemon iced tea is classic. Peach iced tea is one of my favorite variations, as is mango.
Best Sweet Tea Ever
5 Lipton tea bags
6 cups boiling water
1/2 cup sugar or sweetener of choice (I use Splenda)
Juice of 2-4 lemons (depending on lemon size and your taste preferences)
- Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan (or in the microwave).
- Add the tea bags to the hot water. Let them steep for 3-5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat, and let the tea steep for another 2 minutes. Add sugar and lemon juice, and stir until mixed.
- Fill your pitcher one-third full with ice. Pour hot tea mixture over the ice. Fill the rest of the pitcher with ice. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Like I said… so easy. Best enjoyed in a glass with an extra lemon slice and a sprig of mint, in the company of your best friends and family.