Carrie's Sweet Tea with Mint

From Carrie Morey's Hot Little Suppers cookbook

Carrie's Sweet Tea with Mint


  • • 2 quarts water
  • • 2 "family-size" tea bags
  • • 3 to 5 fresh mint sprigs
  • • Sugar
  • • Serving suggestion: Ice, 2 lemons, thinly sliced

Every Southerner knows that sweet tea is an integral part of the culture. Whether it's sipped through a straw from a classic drive-thru or it's poured from a pitcher while sitting on a porch during a hot summer's day, the refreshing taste of sweet tea is something special. My Sweet Tea with Mint is the ideal addition to any summer meal -- barbecues, afternoon teas, biscuit sammies, you name it! 

Recipes for sweet tea can be passed down for generations, and this one is such a favorite of my family's that it will no doubt be the recipe that my girls go to when they are serving it up in their own homes. It's even become a customer-favorite at our eateries here in Charleston! Paired perfectly with your choice of hot little biscuits, a sausage, egg, and cheese sandwich, or even on it's own when you need something to cool you down in the lowcountry heat.

Callie's Hot Little Biscuit Sweet Tea with Mint

Not only is it delicious, but it's incredibly simple to make as well. In just a few minutes, you'll have a pitcher of tea ready to serve your guests or store in the fridge for yourself!


  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Place the tea bags and mint in a 2-quart (or larger) heatproof pitcher. Pour in the water and let steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea bags. Stir in sugar to taste. Let cool to room temperature.
  4. Serve over ice with lemon slices.

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This is such an easy option to make ahead of a summer event -- make a handful of batches to keep in the fridge for your guests!