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Perfect Southern Iced Tea Recipe

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.

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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 🙂 

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How to make Southern Iced Tea

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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!

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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

Perfect Southern Iced Tea

What can be more refreshing than a glass full of ice and Perfect Southern Iced Tea? This tea is delicious and you'll enjoy it to the last sip.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: iced tea
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 7 people
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Muna Kenny


  • 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.


Calories: 140kcal
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  1. We love our sweet tea here in the south! I could sure go for a glass of this right now. It sounds so refreshing!

  2. Growing up, I always drink HOT tea…as HOT as possible. So, still not used to iced tea…but this looks really refreshing!

  3. As a southerner myself, I totally appreciate a good glass of iced tea! This one sounds amazing, and I like the little lime juice twist you added into here. It’s almost sweet tea season… 🙂

  4. This looks like the perfect iced tea! Looks absolutely delicious!

  5. How refreshing! A lovely glass of iced tea like this is welcome at my home!

  6. Love a good sweet tea recipe. Thanks for sharing yours.

  7. You got it perfect for my taste! Now I got it! I tried it tonight and it hits the spot. I’ve never made consistent iced tea and now I can. Thank you!

  8. Amazing recipe. I added more water and lemon slices. Thank you

    • munatycooking

      Hi Akil! Thanks for your comment, I’m happy that you’ve enjoyed My Iced Tea Recipe 🙂

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