Southern Iced Tea. In the summer, I can easily attack three glasses of this southern iced tea back to back and I honestly can’t understand how one full glass of this delicious tea can be gone so quick! Today I’m sharing my Perfect Southern Iced Tea recipe with you, because I want you to enjoy an addictive, high-quality drink, and feel refreshed on those hot summer days.
As you can tell from my Strawberry Iced tea, Sorrel, Ginger iced tea, and many other types of tea, that I love sipping on tea be it hot or chilled. I have to admit that I don’t drink enough water, so I use tea as an alternative to getting some flavored water in my system. Don’t be like me and always stay hydrated, please 🙂
How to make Southern Iced Tea
When it comes to my In-Laws and my husband, no matter what time of the year it is, Iced Tea should be prepared and enjoyed almost every day. I don’t blame them, the southern iced tea tastes so good. I’m in the process of training my system to adjust. Hopefully, soon I will be able to follow in their footsteps!
My husband was the first who made me a good and soothing southern iced tea and got me hooked. It was wonderful and I had to learn to make it, but my husband didn’t use exact measurements, he depended on tasting the tea and adjusting the ingredients accordingly, that doesn’t work with me!
I need to know the exact measurements so I can easily make a good southern tea that has the same taste every time. I worked on his southern iced tea recipe and perfected it, and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. I use this Iced Tea Maker to make all my iced teas. If you are a fan of iced tea then please try my Iced Green Tea with Cherry Syrup, I have no doubt that you will enjoy it.
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As for my Perfect Southern Iced Tea recipe, here you go!
Perfect Southern Iced Tea
- 1/3 cup fresh lime or lemon juice
- 3 cups boiling water
- 3 1/2 cups cold water
- 1/4 cup loose black tea
- 1 1/2 cup sugar I used raw
- In a bowl, add 3 cups boiling water, loose tea, and sugar. Mix well to dissolve the sugar and let it steep for 5 to 6 minutes.
- Strain the tea and add to the pitcher. Pour the cold water, then add the lime or lemon juice.
- Mix well and when completely cool, refrigerate for at least an hour.
- When serving the iced tea, fill your glass with ice and pour the iced tea.
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