Adding more tea bags and increasing the brew time will bestow a stronger batch. For sweet tea, add 1-2 teaspoons of simple syrup per cup of water. The tea will keep refrigerated for 3 days.
From Anna Monette Roberts, YumSugar
Easy Iced Tea
5 cups water
3 black tea bags, such as Lipton
3 cups ice
Simple syrup, to taste (optional)
- Boil 5 cups water in a saucepan. Add tea bags, and let sit for 3-5 minutes; remove teabags. If desired, stir in simple syrup to taste.
- Allow tea to come to room temperature, then pour into a pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled, or pour over tall glasses filled with ice. Garnish with lemon wedges.
Makes 5 cups.