8 Southern Sweet Tea Recipes

By: Toby Kuhnke, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com
8 Southern Sweet Tea Recipes

Whether you like your tea sweet and traditional with a lemon wedge and a sprig of fresh mint leaves or experimental and unique as a granita or in a mint julep, you should try all of these 8 Southern Sweet Tea Recipes! Southern cooking is varied and diverse, but the one thing that remains consistent among all Southern meals is the sweet tea that comes with it. Some like it sweet and bright while others like it herbal and lemony. All sweet tea is delicious, of course, but the recipe you choose is important because it has the ability to affect an entire meal.

For your next summer party or potluck, show off your sweet tea making skills with one of these recipes. They are all so easy, and the flavor will blow you and your guests away. For those hotter days, you can go with something lighter and cooler with lemon or mint. And for those breezy fall and summer evenings, try something sweet and strong. No matter which recipe you go with, by the end of your glass, you’ll be refreshed and relaxed. You can also modify a sweet tea recipe to enjoy the summertime in your own, unique way!

Simple Sweet Tea Recipes

For anyone from the South, sweet tea is a type of comfort food in and of itself. These three recipes for sweet tea will produce the best iced tea around. Some like it strong; others like it lighter. But no matter how you take it, making iced tea is a Southern tradition. Among these more traditional takes on sweet tea, there is a strong version of the tea that’s so dark and sweet you won’t believe it. There’s also a recipe for a Yankee version of sweet tea that might not be from the South, but it can sure hold its ground among more seasoned sweet tea makers.

Unique Sweet Tea Twists

Everyone knows Southerners do sweet tea better than anyone else, but sometimes a little break from traditional iced tea is needed. When you want to get a little bit experimental with your iced tea this summer, these recipes are the ones you need to try! The Sweet Tea Mint Juleps are bursting with awesome Southern flair as these two Southern drinks collide, and the Sweet Tea Granita is the perfect icy drink for those sweltering summer days. Stock up on those tea bags, and try all of these unique sweet tea twists.


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