Sweet Tea

This is the Detwiler family’s favorite sweet tea recipe. Henry Sr. approves!

Sweet Tea

Cook Time 10 mins
Course Drinks


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 gallon size bag Lipton tea
  • 1 1/4 cup white sugar


  • Take a kettle and fill with 4 cups of water
  • Add Lipton tea bag
  • Add sugar
  • Bring JUST to a boil. Do not let it come to a roaring boil or it will become bitter.
  • Grab a gallon container and fill with ice to the top.
  • Pour the concentrate over the ice. It will melt all of the ice, so add more. Then top with a little more water.
  • Squeeze a little lemon in and stir!


If you like your tea not as sweet, do 3/4 cup of sugar. If you like it extra sweet, do 1 1/2 cups.