Being from Phoenix, I was new to the southern tradition of sweet tea.  Often times it is super sweet!  Plus I am always watching the dreaded calories.  One solution I have is to make sweet tea with honey.  A natural sweetener, it lends the perfect balance between sweetness and is flavorful.  I personally enjoy orange blossom honey, or any local honey from your reigon.  This is the perfect thirst quencher for the summer and is fairly simple to make.  Also, be sure to check back this summer for other flavor filled teas.


All natural Sweet Tea with Honey


  • 2-3 Family sized tea bags (I use Leroy Hill, you can get one designed for iced tea)
  • 1/4-1/3 cup Honey
  • 8 glasses Hot water
  • Crushed Ice
  • Lemon wedge
  • Sprig of mint


Step 1
Place tea bags into 8 cups hot water. Let seep for 30 minutes add honey and let cool. Stir well so honey disolves. Pour over crushed ice, add sprig of mint and lemon zest.

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