South Carolina Sweet Tea

South Carolina Sweet Tea


"Remember, this is the south where simplicity is the secret to most recipes. Follow this to the 'T' and you will have sweet tea, Sand Lapper (South Carolina) style."


11 m servings 97 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 97 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Carbs:
  • 25g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Using an electric coffee maker, Place the 3 tea bags in the strainer basket (not in the pot). Brew the tea as you would coffee. Pour the sugar in a gallon pitcher. Pour in the hot tea. Continue to run coffee maker with the tea bags until you have enough tea to fill the pitcher. Allow to cool completely at room temperature, then refrigerate.
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  1. 46 Ratings


I was born and raised in SC, and if I made tea like this my mother would have tanned my hide. There are a few things wrong with this - One not people use an electric coffee make for tea only.......

the best way to make tea.............

I have been making sweet tea on the stovetop for years, and then came across this recipe. I tried it, and love it! I put the sugar in the pitcher right before I add the first batch of hot te...

This recipe is as close as I have come to the sweet tea I love in certain restaurants. I make it often!!

I love this!! Tastes just like the restaurant ones and I will make it this way from now on! Thanks, Deanna!!!

Wow I didn't realize making great iced tea could be this easy! Now I can make it often. I will probably cut down on the sugar though, although it did taste wonderfully sweet! Thanks Deanna.

I have been looking for a sweet tea recipe that resembles the tea that is served in kentucky. This is as close as I've come. I liked this tea! Good Job!

Whoa Nellie! Making sweet tea in an electric coffee maker just aint raiht. For one, it'll taste like coffee. What you need is 8 individual Lipton or Tetley orange pekoe/black teabags. Boil water...

I have been trying to make sweet tea that tastes like my Granny's did for years without success, until now. I use all the sugar for myself, but cut it down for my northern friends. I am going ...