It is already hot and feels very much like Summer in Atlanta. In this weather, I especially love iced tea. I'm from the south, and tea is my drink of choice. In all but the coldest weather, I have a pitcher of iced tea in the fridge.
My "everyday" iced tea is Lipton Cold Brew. It is light and tastes great unsweetened. I make it by the gallon. It's easy to make: brew tea 5 minutes in cold water, and then refrigerate. It reminds me a lot of sun tea.
Every month or so, though, I want the real thing -- old fashioned southern sweet tea. It's so easy to make:
3 regular tea bags (not family size!)
1/2 cup sugar
2 quart pitcher
Just put the tea bags in boiling water in a 2 quarter pitcher. Let it brew for 5 minutes. Immediately stir in the 1/2 cup sugar. Let it cool in the fridge.
This makes perfect, not-too-strong, sweet tea that is not syrupy sweet. This is how we made it when I was growing up, and I still love it best this way.
Wishing you a great weekend -- with time for a good book and a glass of iced tea!