Ellen's Blog Home Life Ideas & Quick Tips

Recipe: Grandmother’s Famous Sweet Tea

southern sweet tea in a rustic jarThe South is known for its sweet tea— the sweeter the better, right?

But if you’re not from these parts, mastering the perfect sweet tea is easier said than done.

To celebrate National Country Cooking Month, we’re unlocking our Grandmother’s famous sweet tea recipe to share with all of our readers.

Grandmother’s Famous Sweet Tea


Ingredients (for 1 gallon of sweet tea):

  • 6 Lipton tea bags (regular size)
  • 1 gallon of water
  • 2 cups of sugar


  1. Boil the gallon of water on the stove
  2. Tie all 6 tea bags together by their strings, tear off the paper tags and insert them into the boiling water
  3. Remove the pot from the stove, pour in sugar and stir. By pouring in the sugar while the water is still hot, it keeps the sugar from settling at the bottom and becoming “gritty.”
  4. Let cool (3-4 hours) before pouring the tea into the pitcher
  5. Remove tea bags
  6. Serve the sweet tea over ice and enjoy!


Did you make Grandmother’s Famous Sweet Tea? Tell us what you thought in the comments below!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.