The Best Sweet Tea Ever

A recipe I got from a friend in Texas who makes the best sweet tea ever (thanks, Johnny Ray!):


  • 5 bags Lipton black tea
  • 2 bags of Earl Grey (I prefer Bigelow)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 gallon of purified drinking water


  1. Bring about half the water just to a boil and remove from heat. (Or simply use water from a hot water dispenser.)
  2. Tie tea bags together and cut off tags. Place in hot water and let steep for 10 minutes. No need to stir.
  3. Pour hot water into a pitcher and stir in sugar until it dissolves completely.
  4. Add remaining water and stir again. (To speed things up you can add ice instead of water.)
  5. Let chill in the fridge.
  6. Once cold, enjoy the Best Iced Tea Ever*

* This stuff is really good. Please drink responsibly.