How to make it

  • Fill a medium size pot about 3/4 full of water.
  • Put the sugar in the bottom of a 1 gallon pitcher.
  • Heat the water to where tiny little bubbles are starting but not boiling.
  • Pour the water into the pitcher with the sugar, stir to dissolve the sugar then add the tea bags.
  • Put some kind of cover on the pitcher and let this stand for 30 minutes.
  • When the 30 minutes is up carefully remove the tea bags but do not squeeze out any water.
  • Add more water to make 1 gallon.
  • Stir well.
  • Fill a tall glass with ice cubes, pour some tea and enjoy.

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  • tealover 2 years ago
    Cracker Barrel is the place to go for great iced tea, sweet or unsweet. I get half and half!
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    cookingandbakingqueen ate it and said...
    This looks good.
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    " It was excellent "
    sandygalesmith ate it and said...
    Most people has their own way to make tea.
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  • suecake 6 years ago
    I Too Love Sweet Tea. The Sweeter The Better. The Best Place To Get Sweet Tea In Illinois Is At Cracker Barrel. Believe Me I Live In Central Illinois And I Have Done A Lot Of Travling Down South And They Do Make The Best Sweet Tea. Thanks For The Recipe I Will Have To Make My Own Gallon. My Husband Drinks His With No Sugar.
    Probably The Healthiest Way To Go,
    But I Love My Sweet Tea
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  • cfood 6 years ago
    Sweet tea love it. Went to see some friends in IL and asked for sweet tea. The server got me some tea alright and first gulp I took...I did not know what to do held it in my mouth for a while and then finally swallowed it. It was horrible. Asked the server again for sweet tea and she gave me a look! Finally my friend mentioned that they do not serve sweet tea. What a disappointment..she moved from Nc to Il. I love it annd the recipe makes me want to make some. Thanks
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  • lipsantos 6 years ago
    Sweet tea, made something like this, was served with every meal in my mother's house. Now I have one of those tea machines and always have a pitcher in the frig!
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  • possumqueen 6 years ago
    I've got sweet tea runnin thru my veins! Love this recipe.... 2 cups of sugar per gallon of tea! Woo Hoo! Gotta love the south - sweet tea is a must have at any eatery - and it must be S*W*E*E*T!
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    " It was excellent "
    noir ate it and said...
    Love Sweet Tea! :)
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  • szq 7 years ago
    I live on tea. Some of my friends from up North had never had sweet iced tea until coming to VA. They only had hot tea. Sweet iced tea on a hot summer day is the best.
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  • shortee1980 7 years ago
    I love sweet tea!!! Have you ever added orange slice to it with lemon ? It is delicious!!
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  • dandelion 7 years ago
    Do you have a particular tea you like best?
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  • tnacndn 7 years ago
    Oh my...I think I will just have to stay here. LOL
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  • dariana 7 years ago
    Awwww, I kill for a glass of this right now. ANother quirky thing about living in IL, the first time I ordered tea here I asked the waitress if the tea was sweetened or unsweetend, she looked at me like I was an idiot. My hubby quickyly explained that they do not serve sweet tea here. And I thought I was the hillybilly, lol. They just don't cook here the way they do down South, I miss it too.
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