Perfect Sweet Tea Recipe

The perfect recipe for ultra smooth sweet tea.
Course Drink
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil


  • 10 regular sized Lipton tea bags
  • Fresh filtered water
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil, remove from heat and add tea bags.
  2. Let tea steep for about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove tea bags and add sugar to hot water.
  4. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  5. Add baking soda and stir again.
  6. Pour tea and sugar mixture into large pitcher.
  7. Add 12 cups of ice water and stir until cooled.
  8. Serve over ice.
  9. Makes one gallon of sweet tea.