Of course you know this is "sweet tea". I have no idea how many sweet tea recipes I've tried. This one I found in a wonderful Southern cookbook, Dori Sanders' Country Cooking. I made this for the first time yesterday and as far as I'm concerned this is it, the one I'll make from now on. Make ssure to remove the rind from the lemon (a potato peeler makes it easy) before squeezing out the juice.
Best Iced Tea Ever
makes 2 quarts
1 "running over" cup of sugar
2 quarts cold water
the juice and rind (in strips) of 2 lemons
5 regular tea bags
1. Combine the sugar, water, and lemon juice in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
2. Add the lemon rind and tea bags, cover the pan, and allow to steep 20 minutes.
3. Strain the tea into a large pitcher, chill, and serve over ice.