Posted on Mon, Jun 17, 2013

how to make sweet tea using keurig kcups

My mother is a true southerner raised in the outskirts of Nashville, Tn.. I have enjoyed my share of fried food, corn bread, banana pudding and especially sweet tea!  More times than not there was a jug steeping in the sun on our back porch.  I never knew exactly how she made it, I just knew it was delicious!  After a hot day of playing in the sun, there was nothing better than an ice-cold glass if sweet tea!

Soon powdered teas came along and it was just easier for her to mix a quick pitcher (she was a busy mother of four including a set of twins!). But, somehow it just wasn’t the same.

I am here to say…no more powdered teas, I want the real thing.  But, with modern conveniences I can have my cake and eat it too! I can have the same taste I enjoyed so much as a kid quickly and easily using my Keurig brewer!

You will need:

1 Keurig Kcup black tea (I chose Twinings English Breakfast)
2 T sugar
1 lemon slice

ingredients for keurig kcup sweet tea


  • Start by filling a tall glass to the rim with ice.
  • Next, put 2 T of sugar into a large measuring cup or anything with a pouring spout.
  • Brew the Keurig Kcup black tea on the lowest water setting directly over the sugar.
  • Stir until dissolved.
  • Pour the tea/ sugar solution into the glass filled with ice.  Allow the ice to melt for about 3 minutes and top off with more ice.
  • Add a lemon slice, start saying y’all and enjoy!

compare twinings blakc tea keurig kcups

 I chose the Twinings English Breakfast simply because it is a Value Priced Keurig Kcup. However, for comparison’s sake, I decided to try a Twinings Pure Black Iced Kcup as well.  The difference between the two is the amount of tea in the Kcup. Twinings Pure Black has more tea per Kcup resulting in a stronger brew.

It is very difficult to tell in the picture but, there is a slight bit more tea in the Pure Black Kcups but, would it make a difference in the brew results?

souther sweet tea made with keurig kcups

Maybe?? The difference is so minimal I don’t even know if it is noteworthy.  The taste was pretty much the same as well.  There was a slight bit more zing with the Pure Black but, nothing significant.  My ruling…either one will work just fine!

I hope you enjoy this recipe, let me know how it turns out for you! 

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