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This post is a different kind of post for NYAC.  A fun, light-hearted post to start the week and share some Southern hospitality with you amazing peeps!!  Enjoy!

 I was only given enough cooking skills to keep me and my precious teen alive, so when I share recipes they will be delicious and simple.  For instance, today I am going to share a 

Sweet Southern favorite.

There isn’t a Southern home or restaurant that you will visit that doesn’t have this in their fridge.  It’s a sweet concoction sent from the heavens. It is easy to whip up and many different flavors can be added to enhance its goodness.  Personally, I prefer no additives. It is perfect the way it is.

What is it??

Classic Sweet Tea

I told you this will be simple.  *you can make it on the stove but today we are doing the simple way


    • 3 large or 6 small Lipton iced tea bags (or 1 one-gallon sized tea bag)
    • 1-gallon container that pours easily
    • 2 cups of hot water
    • Microwave
    • 1 ⅛ cup of cane sugar
    • ¾ a gallon of cold water
    • Stirring spoon
    • 1.5 qt glass mixing bowl

Ready?  Let’s do the damn thang!

~ Once you gather your ingredients you will place your tea bag(s) in the glass bowl and fill ¾ full of water.

~ Next, you will place your bowl in the microwave for 7 minutes.

~ While your tea is in the microwave steeping,  dump your sugar into the one-gallon pourable container.  Add 2 cups of hot water and stir. The purpose is to melt the sugar.

~ Allow the tea to cool (steep) in the microwave for roughly 10 minutes.  Be careful when you remove the bowl.  It will be warm.

~ Last you add your tea to your pitcher with the 2 cups of water and melted sugar, stir. * Be careful pouring as the contents will be hot and can cause a steam burn if too hot

~ Fill the pitcher up with cold water while you stir.  You should have a little foam that forms at the top of the tea.

~ Feel free to add peach or raspberry flavoring syrups.  Do so sparingly.

That’s it!!  Now grab a cup with some ice and pour your tea over the ice.  You may want to put extra ice in because the warm tea will melt it immediately.

Store in the refrigerator once it has cooled down.  Do not put it in while hot or it will sour. The shelf life is 3 days.  Good luck in getting it to last that long!!  At my house, we make a pitcher of tea every other day.

 I hope you enjoy this Southern staple.

Have you ever tried sweet tea?  How sweet do you like it? Do you cook it on the stove or in the microwave?


Be sure to let me know if you make this sweet thirst quencher!!  Snap a pic and post it in the comments 🙂


3 thoughts on “Southern Sweetness

  1. Carol Anne says:

    I never tried this! I want to now! xox

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I hope you do. Let me know how it turns out.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Carol Anne says:

        Will do xox ❤️

        Liked by 1 person

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