Classic Southern Sweet Tea (Kenyan Style)

Classic Southern Sweet Tea (Kenyan Style)

Ahhh Southern Sweet Tea, a classic! Of course, we had to put our own Kenyan twist on it by using our Mt. Kenya Black Tea. Mt. Kenya Black brings malty and sweet flavours with notes of dried fruit and cocoa bean, giving this southern classic a Kenyan punch!

We tried to think of some ideal situations to sip on this, but to be honest this classic goes with just about anything in the summertime! Sitting at your desk getting through the workday, in the backyard putting in some time in the garden, you name it! Southern Sweet Tea (Kenyan style) has got your back.

Classic Southern Sweet Tea

Of course, this classic is SO simple and takes only two ingredients aside from water, but it can be hard toying with those few ingredients to find a perfect balance between malty black tea and sweet sugar. We wanted to share this with you because we think we have found the perfect combination. So experiment no further – the perfect Southern sweet tea is here!

Servings: 8

Total time: 10 minutes


2 Litres fresh cold water
1 heaping cup of granulated white sugar
4 teaspoons or 4 teabags of Mt. Kenya Black 
2 Litres fresh cold water


  1. In a medium-sized pot heat 2 litres of fresh water over medium-high heat.
  2. When the water is near a simmer, turn the heat off.  Add the 1 cup of sugar and stir until sugar dissolves.
  3. Place the tea bags into the water, place the lid on the pot.  Allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. Remove the tea (if using loose leaf tea, use a tea strainer to remove)
  5. Pour the tea concentrate into a 4-litre size tea pitcher and add the remaining 2 litres of cold water.
  6. Serve over a full glass of ice cubes.

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