Sweet Tea by the Jar

Posted by Jim Oxley (Webmaster) on May 06, 2014
I always make 4 jars at a time


Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Steep time: 20 mins
Finishing up: 10 mins
Total time: 60 mins



  • 4 - 2 cup mason jar
  • 16 (4 per jar) - regular sized Lipton tea bags
  • Fresh, filtered water
  • 2 cups of sugar (1/2 cups per jar)



  1. Put 4 tea bags in each jar and add water.
  2. Microwave on high for 20 mins (5 mins per jar).
  3. let tea steep for about 20 mins (regardless of how many jars you are making).
  4. Remove tea bags and add sugar.
  5. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  6. Put lids on jars and let sit until cool enough to put in fridge.
  7. When you are ready empty jar into a 2 qt pitcher and add cold filtered water.
Because it is already cold I don't use any ice.
When I put the last jar into the pitcher I make 4 more jars.