Black Tea is a pantry item staple in my home. I imagine this is a tradition that has carried over from how I grew up in the Southeast. I still use the family recipe.
Six large black tea bags
2 Cups of water for boiling
¾ Cup of sugar
6 cups of cold water
Bring to boil two cups of water.
After the water begins to boil, remove from heat and insert the teabags.
Allow the bags to steep for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes remove the bags and discard.
Add the sugar. Stir and allow the sugar to dissolve.
Add six cups of room temperature or cold water.
Add a squeeze of lemon and ice as desired.