Caffeine in Drinks

Southern Sweet Tea

  • Caffeine Amount
    41 mg
  • Caffeine strength
  • Calories
  • Serving size
    Southern Sweet Tea
    16 fl oz cup

Southern Sweet Tea is a type of iced tea that was originally found in the "The South" of the USA.

Sweet tea or versions of it are now found throughout the USA and even abroad due to commercial products picking up the recipe and using it in bottled drinks and in restaurants.

However, this entry is for sweet tea made the Southern way, which is made from scratch in the Southern kitchen.

Recipe Using Lipton Black Tea:

  • 6 lipton cup size tea bags
  • 1 gallon of water
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Bring 4 cups water to a boil over high heat in 2-quart saucepan. Remove from heat; add Lipton® Cup Size Tea Bags and brew 15 minutes, dunking Tea Bags several times. Remove Tea Bags and squeeze. Stir in sugar and baking soda until completely dissolved. Stir in remaining 12 cups water.

Some may make this recipe differently, but for every 1 tea bag added or subtracted, add or subtract 55mg of caffeine.

Ingredients in Southern Sweet Tea

Water, Sugar, Black Tea, And Sodium Bicarbonate

Includes 32 grams of sugar (per 16 ounces) for a total of 128 calories.

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Is Southern Sweet Tea high in caffeine?

Southern Sweet Tea contains 2.56 mg of caffeine per fl oz (8.66 mg per 100 ml). A 16 fl oz cup has a total of 41 mg of caffeine.

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