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Easy Sweet Tea

Author: Jee Choe
Make sweet tea at home perfectly refreshing and sweet each and every time.
4.7 from 6 votes
Prep Time 35 mins
Steep Time 5 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Drinks
Yield4 servings



  • Boil 2 cups of water.
    Heat water on the stovetop or in an electric kettle with a temperature setting. Set the water temperature to 180°F if using the electric kettle. On the stovetop, boil water then wait 2-3 minutes for the water to cool to bring down the water temperature. Filtered water will make a better tasting iced tea.
  • Combine hot water and tea bag into a pitcher.
    1 Luzianne family size iced tea bag makes 4 cups of iced tea.
  • Steep tea bag for 5 minutes then discard tea bag.
  • Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  • Add 2 cups of cold water into the pitcher.
  • Chill tea in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
    Leave in refrigerator for 1-2 hours to completely chill.
  • Pour tea into cups with ice.
    Optional: Add lemon slices in each cup.


To make 4 cups (1 quart): 4 cups water + 1 Luzianne Family Size Tea Bag (or 4 regular tea bags) + 1/4 cup sugar 
To make 8 cups (2 quarts): 8 cups water + 2 Luzianne Family Size Tea Bags (or 8 regular tea bags)+ 1/2 cup sugar
To make 16 cups (1 gallon): 16 cups water + 4 Luzianne Family Size Tea Bags (or 16 regular tea bags) + 1 cup sugar


Calories: 48 | Carbohydrates: 12g | Sodium: 24mg | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 14mg
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