how to make perfect sweet tea

how to make perfect sweet tea

How to Make Perfect Sweet Tea

A steaming cup of sweet tea is a timeless classic that can be enjoyed any time of year. Follow these steps to make an amazing cup of sweet tea every time.

Ingredients & Supplies

  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 6 – 8 teabags of black tea
  • A tea kettle


  1. Bring the water to a boil in the tea kettle.
  2. Once the water is at a boil, remove from heat and add the teabags.
  3. Allow the water and the teabags to steep for 7 minutes.
  4. After 7 minutes, remove the teabags.
  5. Pour in the sugar and stir until completely dissolved.
  6. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature.
  7. Once cool, serve over ice and enjoy.


For a different take on sweet tea, try adding one of the following variations:

  • Try substituting regular sugar for cane sugar or brown sugar.
  • Mix in some fresh lemon juice for a little added tang.
  • Add in a variety of fruits or herbs like raspberries, strawberries, or mint.

Making sweet tea is a simple process that yields a timeless flavor. With this easy how-to guide and the creative possibilities of variations, you can make a delicious cup of sweet tea perfect for any occasion.


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