The Sweetest Southern Tea

Good Morning Everybody!! This post comes along to you from the grand state of Texas! Woop Woop! I will tell you that driving through the state of Texas is tedious and takes so much time. Instead of trying to get through it all last night we decided to cut up the monotony of this state. Currently we are in El Paso headed for San Antonio. I plan on getting some yummy puffy tacos down there in Alamo country!

Since we are on our way through the heart of the Deep South, I decided to write about something that all southerners seem to love. I’m not talking about food, oh no. This is what helps people down in this neck of the woods wash down that great tasting food. Are you all wondering what I’m talking about? Well, I will tell you. I’m talking about the Sweetest Southern Tea!

I happened upon this recipe from one of my foodie favs, Syrup and Biscuits. She is absolutely lovely. I saw this recipe and thought, “Oh boy, this is right up my alley.” I made it a little sweeter than she called for, but that’s how I changed it up a little bit!

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 family style tea bag
  • 4 cups cold water, divided
  • ½ to ¾ cup sugar [I may use more... but I would start with 1/2 cup and taste it before you add more!]


  • First, start with cold water. My friend S&B says that starting with cold water is mucho important
  • Add two cups of cold water to a saucepan
  • After it begins to boil, remove from heat and place one family style teabag in the pot
  • Steep for 3 to 5 minutes
  • Pour into a pitcher and then add sugar [more or less to your taste, but remember this is SWEET TEA!]
  • Stir until dissolved
  • Add the additional two cups cold water and stir
  • Pour over an iced glass or over ice and DRINK!

This is definitely my cup of tea. I loved it. In fact in my frantic week of packing my life up, I probably went through 5 quarts of this stuff. Once I started drinking this tea I found it almost impossible to stop. In fact, I was drinking it from my pitcher yesterday in 100 degree heat trying to load our car!

I hope you all keep checking back to see all of our adventures along the way!

Until Next Time,

Happy Sweet Tea Makin’! 

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