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Two glasses of healthy sweet tea with mint and lemons
Healthy Sweet Tea Recipe {Honey Iced Tea}
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Delicious and low carb, this Healthy Sweet Tea Recipe uses honey instead of buckets of sugar. Learn how simple it is to make sweet tea without sugar.

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy sun tea, healthy sweet tea, sweet tea with honey
Servings: 8
Calories: 34 kcal
  • 1 family style black or green tea bag
  • 1/3 cup raw honey
  • 4 cups water, boiling
  • 4 cups water, cold or ice cubes
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
Stovetop Instructions
  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a near boil.

  2. Add tea bag(s) and baking soda, and cover the pan. Remove from heat, and let steep for 15 minutes.

  3. Remove tea bags, pour into a pitcher, add the honey and stir. Add 4 cups of cold water and place in the fridge. Pro tip: if you would like to serve immediately, add 2 cups of cold water and 2 cups of ice.

Sun Tea Instructions
  1. Place tea, honey, 8 cups of room temperature water, and baking soda in a sun tea jar or large glass pitcher and place in the sun. Stir occasionally if possible to distribute the honey. Length of time to “cook” will depend on how hot the temperature is in the sun.
  2. Serve over ice if you’d like to serve immediately. Transfer to the refrigerator and cool.
Recipe Notes

Don’t have family style bags? Use 7 small tea bags instead.


Makes 1/2 gallon or 2 quarts.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Sweet Tea Recipe {Honey Iced Tea}
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 34
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 16mg1%
Potassium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 0g0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.