3 cups boiling water
1 family-size tea bag or 3 regular-size tea bags
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar, or to taste
5 cups cold water
Pour boiling water over tea bags. Set aside and let steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Put sugar in a large pitcher; pour warm tea over sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add 5 cups cold water and stir until well mixed. Cool and serve in tall glasses over ice.
Makes 1/2 gallon.
Recipe courtesy of Linda Stradley, www.whatscookingamerica.net