What Is Sweet Tea & Can It Be Healthy?



We are a California-based company with roots in New York City, sweet tea just isn't on our radar. But we know many of our loving and loyal customers enjoy a tall, ice-cold glass of sweet tea. (looking at you Texas. 😉 )

What we do know about sweet tea is the recipe is fairly simple.

  • Lots of sugar
  • Black tea

Rumor has it that some recipes ask for 1/2 a bag of sugar per gallon of tea. 😐 (read this article about diabetes

With that in mind, maybe you have been searching for a healthy alternative to traditional sweet tea. Maybe you just found it. 🙂

Did you know that the average daily sugar consumption is 22 teaspoons & the recommended average daily consumption is only 6 teaspoons? That's 4 times the recommend daily intake.

Our bodies are put into a sort of shock with those high doses and over time our internal systems will rebel against us in a variety of pleasant ways.

  • Cavities
  • Insatiable hunger
  • Weight gain
  • Insulin resistance
  • Diabetes
  • Liver failure
  • Kidney disease
  • etc.

The list goes on, but this info is nothing new to you.

If you are a sweet tea lover, but have decided you want to cut back on the sugar intake, we found a recipe you may want to try.

Healthier Sweet Tea


  • 3 large “family size” black tea bags
  • (4 small tea bags = 1 family size)
  • ¾ cup organic cane sugar, raw honey, or a mixture of the two
  • 1 gallon filtered water


  1. Bring 1 quart of water to a boil, remove from heat and add 3 family sized tea bags, steep for 10 minutes and remove tea bags
  2. Put sweetener in your glass gallon container, pour in hot tea, and stir thoroughly to combine
  3. After sweetener is dissolved, fill the gallon container with water and ice, stir again, and put in the fridge to chill.
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