In the South, iced tea is the standard, and waiters greet you with the question "Sweet or unsweetened?" rather than "What can I get you to drink?" My answer is usually half and half, as most Southern sweet teas are practically syrup; I like my iced tea edging toward bitter but still slightly crisp and not too dark.
This particular iced tea uses Lipton, the most commonly found tea in American grocery stores. Add it to a glass full of crunchy ice with a squeezed lemon wedge and a straw, and let the hot, lazy days of Summer begin! Keep reading to learn how to make iced tea.
5 cups water Makes 5 cups.
3 black tea bags, such as Lipton
3 cups ice
Simple syrup, to taste (optional)
5 cups water
Makes 5 cups.