This is the best way I have found to make iced tea. It's just the perfect sweetness and it's nice and clear and tastes great. I got it from a friend of mine, and she's from OHIO, they're not supposed to make iced tea this good unless they're transplanted there!!! LOL Thanks Carol!! :D
boil 4 cups of wtaer
turn off heat
add 11 regular size tea bags
let steep 5-7 minutes
remove tea bags and DO NOT SQUEEZE
add 1 1/4 cups sugar and stir until dissolved
store in refrigerator
TO USE: put ice in glass, add 1/4 cup of the tea syrup and 1 cup of cold water. Stir well.
This is a great way to make this amount of tea. The syrup sure doesn't take up a lot of room and it stays fresher for longer. I now make it this way all the time.
EDITED TO SAY that a friend of mine used to make this and he froze some because he was going out of town. Six months later he used it and it was still good!!! What a great way to make bunches of tea for big get-togethers!! Of course, now I question our friendship 'cause he never told me about this stuff!!!!:p Just kidding, after 25 years I think I'll keep him!