Southern Sweet Tea
6 teabags (any plain old kind will do, I use Lipton or Red Rose, but Luzianne is the classic if your store has it)
1/2 gallon water
1 cup sugar
Cut paper tags off teabags and put them into a pot filled with 1/2 gallon of water. Bring this to a rolling boil. Boil for two minutes and then turn off heat. Allow tea to steep for 10 minutes before removing the teabags. Pour in sugar and stir until completely dissolved.
Let cool and serve over ice with lemon on the side.
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