Southern Style Sweet Tea Recipe

Southern Style Sweet Tea Recipe

Just like mom used to make, this Southern Style Sweet Tea Recipe is simple and easy. A staple in my house growing up, this one is as perfect as it gets. Not too sweet and totally refreshing!

Disclaimer: This post is created in partnership with MacKenzie-Childs. All opinions and statements are my own, as always.

There are things in life that can totally take you back to a memory in about half a second….a certain smell…..the sound of an ocean….the taste of your favorite childhood treat. Know what I mean? Like the report cards they handed out in school when I was teeny, tiny had a certain smell, and whether you did well or not in school would determine if this was a good smell or bad. (For me, it depended on the year.) 🙂 Every time I drive to the beach, I put the windows down as I cross the bay bridge because the smell of the ocean immediately transports me back to my childhood summers when our one week trip to the beach each year was the highlight of my life. The smell of the salt air always puts me in a happy place and should be bottled up for the long winters when I start to feel much less beachy.


  • 4 cups water, plus more for filling pitcher
  • cups water, plus more for filling pitcher
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 12 teabags
  • teabags
  • lemon wedges, if desired
  • lemon wedges, if desired
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