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Sweet Tea

Savor summer with a refreshing glass of classic all-American sweet tea. Simple to make and delicious to drink, it’s the perfect companion to brunch or a picnic. So round up your favorite tea bags, a handful of our Belgian sugar pearls and get brewing!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Steep Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: beverage, Breakfast, hot beverage, hot drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: icea tea, pearl sugar tea, sweet tea
Servings: 8 cups


  • 7 black tea bags
  • 8 cups of filtered water
  • 1 cup Belgian Pearl Sugar
  • plenty of ice
  • 1 lemon optional


  • Bring water to a boil in a large pot and stir in sugar pearls.  Turn down the heat to gently melt the sugar.
  • Once sugar has melted, turn off heat and place tea bags in the pot.  Allow tea bags to steep for 15 – 20 minutes (less time if you prefer a lighter tea, longer if you prefer a deeper brewed flavor). Remove the tea bags and allow the sweet tea to cool down.
  • After the sweet tea has cooled to a manageable temperature, pour into a large pitcher and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.
  • Pour over a tall glass of ice. Squeeze lemon juice into your glass, stir and add a slice of lemon for garnish. Cheers!