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Celebrate National Hammock Day with Our Southern Sweet Tea Recipe + a Deal!

What says summer more than swinging in a hammock and sipping on some Southern Sweet Tea? 

Southern Sweet Tea with Lemon

Hot summer days call for rest and relaxation. The best place for that is in a comfy hammock that lets the breeze hit you and offer a little relief from the heat. 

The best beverage to make the most of that hammock time is sweet tea! We have both a recipe for you and a great way to SAVE on your hammock purchase.

SunnyDaze Hammock on Stand

July 22nd is National Hammock Day and it’s the perfect time to enjoy the backyard, patio, or even a campsite with one of the colorful hammock options available through Sunnydaze Decor.

I personally love a hammock with a stand because it’s nice and sturdy and you don’t have to worry about damaging the trees in your yard. Sunnydaze has lots of options to make that possible.

I love the blue striped hammock above. It looks so cool and relaxing – perfect for chilling out in the shade on a summer day. 

In celebration of National Hammock Day you can even save 10% on Sunnydaze Hammocks and Accessories with coupon code RELAX10. The discount is valid on 7/22 ONLY!

SunnyDaze Hammock

Now for the beverage you can sip while relaxing on your new hammock – – – our classic Southern Sweet Tea recipe!

This recipe is easy to make and perfect for a hot summer day – or any day really! All you need are 3 ingredients (plus water) and a stove to boil your water. You could even boil your water in the microwave if you prefer. 

To serve your tea, be sure to use LOTS OF ICE in the glass. It’s best when it is super cold.

Garnish is totally optional, but it looks a little more festive if you garnish with a sprig of mint or a slice of lemon. If you like a more lemon-ey flavor, you can squeeze a little extra lemon juice into your glass before you drink it too.

southern sweet tea

Southern Sweet Tea Recipe

Southern Sweet Tea Ingredients:
(See full measurements in recipe card below)

Baking Soda
Tea Bags (Regular Black Tea)
White Sugar
Water

black tea bags

How to make Southern Sweet Tea:

  • In a 64-ounce, heat-proof, glass pitcher, sprinkle a pinch of baking soda.
  • Pour boiling water into pitcher and add tea bags.
  • Cover pitcher, and allow tea to steep for 15 minutes.
  • Remove tea bags and stir in sugar until fully dissolved.
  • Add cool water to pitcher and refrigerate until cold.
  • Serve tea in a glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with lemon slices or mint sprigs, if desired.

Southern Sweet Tea RECIPE

Love refreshing tea variations? Be sure to also check out this Copycat Starbuck’s Iced Passion Tea Lemonade! This delicious recipe lets you make your coffee shop favorite at home!

Want to try a delicious and unique tea? If so, then you just have to try this Orange Blossom Honey Bubble Tea! If you are a Boba fan, then you will love this drink. You can make it at home complete with tapioca pearls!

And for a fruity twist on sweet tea, don’t miss this Copycat Sonic Peach Tea Recipe! Adding in a syrup made with fresh peaches gives it fantastic flavor!

Yield: 8 Cups

Southern Sweet Tea

southern sweet tea

This classic Southern Sweet Tea is easy to make and the perfect drink for a hot summer day.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pinch baking soda
  • 8 cups water
  • 6 tea bags
  • ¾ cup white sugar

Instructions

  1. In a 64-ounce, heat-proof, glass pitcher, sprinkle a pinch of baking soda.
  2. Pour boiling water into pitcher and add tea bags.
  3. Cover pitcher, and allow tea to steep for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove tea bags and stir in sugar until fully dissolved.
  5. Add cool water to pitcher and refrigerate until cold.
  6. Serve tea in a glass filled with ice.
  7. Garnish with lemon slices or mint sprigs, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 0g

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