Best sweet tea recipes

Looking for the best sweet tea recipe? We’ve got you covered. We have made a list of ten best sweet tea recipes and how you can make them.

You are going to find your favorite sweet tea in our list; you will also learn how to make other sweet teas so that you can spice up your life with a different sweet tea recipe every week.

Sweet tea can be made in a large batch and kept in the refrigerator in case a visitor shows up. It is also perfect drink on a hot summer day. The culture of sweet tea is ingrained in the South and its history dates as far back as 1795 when the first tea plantations in the United States arrived in South Carolina.

If you’ve never made a of cup sweet tea before, you can begin today once you are done reading these, on this page you will find quite a diverse collection of recipes. The best sweet tea is the one kept in the pitcher in your fridge.

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Take a look at the best sweet tea recipes;

  1. Southern Sweet Tea

This sweet tea is known as the house wine of the south.

Ingredients

  • Three cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 family-size tea bags
  • 7 cups cold water

How to make Southern Sweet Tea

  1. Boil 3 cups of water in a saucepan, add tea bags and boil for a minute. Remove the saucepan from the heat, cover and steep for ten minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags, add and stir sugar until it becomes completely dissolved. Pour the content into a 1-gal. container and put seven cups cold water. Serve with ice.

 

  1. Lemon-Blueberry Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 package frozen blueberries
  • 3 family-size tea bags
  • Fresh blueberries and lemon rind strips for garnishing

How to make Lemon-Blueberry sweet tea

First Step

  1. Boil lemon juice and blueberries in a saucepan; set the heat to medium.
  2. Cook the content and stir occasionally for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the saucepan from heat and pour through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl.
  4. Use back of spoon to squeeze juice out and discard the solids.
  5. Ensure to rinse clean the saucepan.

Second step

  1. Boil 4 cups water in same saucepan, put 3 tea bags and allow it to boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Discard the tea bags and stir in blueberry juice and sugar mixture.
  3. Pour into a pitcher, cover and allow to chill for an hour.
  4. Serve with ice.

 

  1. Blackberry Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 4 cups boiling water
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • 3 cups frozen or fresh blackberries, thawed
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 family-size tea bags
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 2 1/2 cups cold water

How to make Blackberry Sweet Tea

  1. Mix sugar and blackberries in a big container, crush the mixture with a wooden spoon.
  2. Stir in mint and baking soda.
  3. Add 4 cups boiling water on tea bags; cover the content and steep five minutes.
  4. Do away with the tea bags.
  5. Pour tea over the mixture of blackberry and cook at room temperature one hour.
  6. Pour tea through a wire-mesh strainer into a big pitcher.
  7. Discard the solids.
  8. Add 2 1/2 cups water into the content and stir very well until the sugar dissolves.
  9. Cover and chill 1 hour.

 

  1. Lemonade Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 2 family-size tea bags
  • 1 cup packaged fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • Lemon balm and halved orange slices for garnishing

How to make Lemonade Sweet Tea

  1. Boil 3 cups water in a 2-qt. saucepan.
  2. Remove the water from the heat and add tea bags, stir in fresh mint.
  3. Cover and steep ten minutes.
  4. Do away with the tea bags and mint.
  5. Stir in sugar until it becomes completely dissolved.
  6. Pour the tea into a 3-qt. pan and stir the content in 4 cups cold water and lemonade concentrate
  7. Serve with ice

 

  1. Citrus Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 whole cloves
  • Crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 family-size tea bag
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon slices for garnishing

How to make Citrus Sweet Tea

  1. Boil 3 cups water and cloves in a saucepan on a medium heat.
  2. Turn down the heat to low and simmer ten minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and add tea bag, steep ten minutes.
  4. Do away with the tea bag and cloves.
  5. Add sugar and fruit juices into the content and stir until the sugar completely dissolves.
  6. Cover and chill for one hour.
  7. Serve with crushed ice.

 

  1. Mint Julep Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 3 cups cold sweetened tea
  • Crushed ice
  • Fresh mint sprigs for garnishing

How to make Mint Julep Sweet Tea

  1. Mix 1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves, 1 sliced lemon and 2 tablespoon sugar in a 2-qt. pitcher.
  2. In order to release the flavors, press mint leaves against sides of pitcher with back of spoon.
  3. Stir in bourbon and tea.
  4. Serve with crushed ice

 

  1. Ginger-and-Honey Sweet Tea

Ingredients

  • 7 cups cold water
  • 2 family-size tea bags
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Lemon slices for garnishing

How to make Ginger-and-Honey Sweet Tea

  1. Boil 3 cups water in a saucepan.
  2. Add tea bags and boil for a minute.
  3. Remove from the oven, cover and steep ten minutes.
  4. Do away with the tea bags.
  5. Stir in ginger and honey then pour into a 1-gal. container.
  6. Add 7 cups cold water.
  7. Serve with ice.

 

  1. Sweet Tea Dulce de Leche

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 family-size tea bag
  • 1 cup heavy cream

How to make Sweet Tea Dulce de Leche

  1. Boil 2 cups water in a 3-qt. big saucepan.
  2. Add tea bag.
  3. Remove from the oven, cover and steep 10 minutes.
  4. Do away with the tea bag.
  5. Add sugar; ensure to stir it until it becomes completely dissolved.
  6. Boil the tea mixture in a medium-high heat and cook. Occasionally stir the content for 10 more minutes or until you are certain the mixture has turn amber brown and reduced to a honey-like consistency.
  7. Gently add cream and cook, constantly stir it for one to two minutes or until it becomes smooth.
  8. When you are done, the mixture is supposed to be very thin, cool for 30 minutes.
  9. Cover and chill 24 hours.
  10. Serve with ice.

 

  1. Spiked Lemonade Sweet Tea Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 family-size tea bags
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 cup bourbon or spiced dark rum
  • 1/2 can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup bourbon or spiced dark rum
  • Use fresh pineapple slices and fresh sugarcane for garnishing

How to make Spiked Lemonade Sweet Tea

  1. Boil 3 cups water in a 2-qt saucepan.
  2. Remove from oven and add tea bags.
  3. Stir in fresh mint.
  4. Cover and steep 10 minutes
  5. Do away with tea bags and mint and stir in sugar until it completely dissolves.
  6. Pour into 3-qt. container.
  7. Stir in lemonade concentrate and 4 cups cold water.
  8. Also stir in spiced dark run or bourbon before serving.
  9. Serve with ice.

 

  1. Sweet Tea Rice Tabbouleh

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sweetened tea
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint

How to make Sweet Tea Rice Tabbouleh

  1. Boil tea in a 3-qt. saucepan on a medium to high heat.
  2. Stir in 1/2 tsp. salt and rice.
  3. Lower the heat to low and simmer twenty minutes or until the tea becomes absorbed and rice is tender.
  4. Pour the rice in large bowl and allow it to cool for 30 minutes.
  5. Stir in green onions, tomatoes, olive oil, parsley, lemon juice, lemon zest, 1/2 tablespoon salt and pepper.
  6. Cover and chill one hour

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