• Cooking Time: 5
  • Servings: 14
  • Preparation Time: 15


When McDonald's brought their sweet tea to the north, we were addicted. However, it was a bit sweet for us. We know the southerners love theirs very sweet, but we have a diabetic in our family so we tweaked it a bit.


  • 12 regular size Lipton tea bags (sometimes we use decaf so the kids aren't bouncing off the walls.
  • 4 cups water
  • 2/3 cup sugar or agave syrup
  • 1 gal pitcher and water to fill


  • Boil 4 cups water and remove from heat.
  • Place 12 bags in water and steep for 5 min, no longer.
  • Remove bags from water; do not squeeze, just drip dry then discard.
  • Stir in sugar or syrup while still warm so it melts.
  • Pour concentrate into gal pitcher and fill with cold water.
  • Over steeping causes that bitter aftertaste as does the squeezing of the bags.

Categories: Non-alcoholic  Tea 
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