Here’s an easy way to make good, southern style iced tea:
Boil 2 cups water (I use the microwave)
Then put in 3 family style tea bags and let steep 5-15 minutes depending on personal taste (I prefer 5 minutes)
Don’t squeeze the tea bags into the water – remove them from the tea
Add sweetener while tea is hot, either 1 cup sugar (or more to taste) or sweetener of your choice. (I like to use Stevia.)
Add 1/4 tsp baking soda to keep tea from tasting bitter
Pour tea into gallon container and fill with water, then chill. If you’re going to pour warm tea over ice, then only fill the gallon container half to two-thirds of the way.