Big batch sweet tea recipes for savoring life’s big moments

We all know the Southern tradition of brewing a pitcher of fresh sweet tea to keep in the fridge for whoever shows up thirsty – it’s the heart and soul of Southern hospitality. Plus, the flavor of homemade sweet tea is unbeatable – and it sure can stretch a penny! In fact, just one 24-count box of our Gallon Size tea bags brews 384 (8 ounce) servings of tea. That’s 16 generous servings per tea bag.

5 Sweet Tea Recipes Brewed by the Gallon

Here are 5 big-batch tea recipes using our Gallon Size tea bags that are sure to become favorite thirst-quenchers for your crew – without breaking the bank. They’re perfect for picnics, tailgates, pool parties, potlucks, or anytime you’ve got a thirsty crowd. If you don’t have Gallon Size tea bags on hand, don’t worry – the recipes tell you how many smaller tea bags to use.

Mint Sweet Tea

Gallon jug of mint iced tea with glasses

Need lots of thirst-quenching refreshment? Brew a Luzianne gallon size tea bag, add homemade mint syrup and enjoy a cooling, delicious and economical iced tea for cookouts, beach trips and just to have in the fridge for the family.

Lemon Ginger Iced Tea

Glasses of lemon ginger iced tea with pitcher of tea in background

Make a gallon of Lemon Ginger Iced Tea and make the day better. Zesty ginger pairs perfectly with freshly brewed tea and lemon juice to accompany backyard BBQs, church picnics and potlucks, tailgates and big family meals.

Blackberry Sweet Tea

Glasses of Blackberry Iced Sweet Tea garnished with fresh blackberries

Sweetened with homemade blackberry syrup and garnished with fresh blackberries, this gallon jug of tea is ideal for backyard BBQs, pool parties and more.

Strawberry Iced Tea

Strawberry Iced Tea in a gallon jug next to glasses of iced tea

Serve this ‘berry special’ sweet tea by the gallon for celebrating with family and friends. It’s a must on a Southern tea party menu.

Orange Mint Iced Tea

pitcher and glasses of orange mint tea

There’s nothing more refreshing and thirst quenching than iced tea livened up with fresh orange juice and fresh mint. This recipe makes a gallon of delicious iced tea that’s ready for a thirsty crowd.