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The New Southern Style Sweet Tea

by Skinny Ms.

The New Southern Style Sweet Tea

If you are a southerner or have ever lived in the south, you’re probably familiar with Sweet Tea. At Skinny Ms. we love reinventing traditional recipes, especially ones that aren’t so healthy. Regardless of whether or not sweet tea is on your menu, you’re in for a treat with our healthier version of this refreshing summer drink.

The New Southern Style Sweet Tea

The New Southern Style Sweet Tea

Yields: 6-8 servings | Serving Size: 8 fl. oz |Calories: 49 | Previous Points: 1 | Points Plus:1 | Total Fat: 0.1 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 1 mg | Carbohydrates: 13.3 g | Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g | Sugars: 12.2 g | Protein: 0.2 g |


  • 1/2 gallon (8 cups) chilled water
  • 6 (small) green tea bags
  • 1/2 cup honey, optional maple syrup
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 8 fresh mint leaves, (add to pitcher or individual glasses)


In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring 2 cups water to the point of steaming, remove from heat and add tea bags. Allow tea bags to steep for 8 minutes.

Remove and discard tea bags, add honey, stir to combine. Add 6 cups chilled water to a half gallon pitcher, next add the tea and stir. Add sliced lemons along with fresh mint leaves. Sever over ice and enjoy!

Note: Never boil tea bags as it makes the tea bitter. You may steep tea up to 12 minutes in steaming water as this allows more antioxidants to be released but will also make the tea stronger.
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