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Sweet Tea Syrup

This sweet tea concentrate is a quick and easy way to whip up a refreshing glass whenever you want it.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 12 glasses


  • 2 iced tea bags (large bags of black tea)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice


  • In a medium heavy-bottomed sauce pan, heat the water to a boil. Place the tea bags in, cover it with a lid, and take it off the heat. Allow to steep for at least 3 minutes, longer for stronger tea.
  • When the tea has finished steeping, remove and discard the tea bags. Add the sugar and lemon juice, and bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes, or until the syrup coats the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat and allow to cool before pouring into a jar. Store at room temperature.
  • To serve, spoon two tablespoons of syrup into a glass. Fill with warm water and stir until dissolved. Add ice cubes to cool the drink, and garnish with slices of lemon. Enjoy!


Keyword drinks, sweet tea, tea