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Happy (belated) Fourth of July to all my American readers! I hope that those of you who participated had lots of fun and were able to celebrate with friends and family.

This weekend for Sunday Supper we’re bringing you some recipes that are perfect for those hot summer days. I grew up in the South, so when I think of cooling off on a hot day, the first thing I think of is Sweet Tea. There’s nothing that I love more than a nice cold glass of sweet tea on a hot summer day (ice cream is a close second). This is a really simple recipe that can easily be adjusted to your sweet-taste preference. I will warn you, this recipe puts the sweet in Sweet Tea, lovers of unsweetened tea beware…

Since it’s summer, this sweet tea recipe can easily be mixed with 1:1 with lemonade to make an Arnold Palmer, or with a shot or two of vodka to make a tasty adult-only drink.

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Servings: 4-5 glasses
Prep Time: 1 hour


3black tea bags
2 cupshot water
1/4 cuphoney
2 cupscold water
1 cupice


  1. In a bowl, pour the hot water onto the tea bags, letting them steep for 5 minutes. Squeeze the liquid out of the tea bags and discard them.

  2. Transfer the tea to a pitcher. Add the honey and stir until dissolved. Add the cold water and juice of one lemon and refrigerate for an hour.

  3. Before serving, slice the remaining lemon into thin slices. Add the lemon slices and ice to the pitcher, and stir.

  1. Julie @ Texan New Yorker says:

    I love that you used honey instead of granulated sugar in your sweet tea! I would drink that, and that is saying a lot, because I have never really been taken with regular ole sweet tea with sugar. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Alice Mizer says:

    I love your use of honey instead of granulated sugar – although I feel sweet tea is just too sweet for me! I do love the idea of it though, and just stick with sweetened ice tea instead but this is seriously a perfect drink for summer!

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