I have made sweet tea many times. Never have I been satisfied. The tea tastes weak and the sugar just doesn't seem right. I realize that our Northern friends refer to cold tea as iced tea, and they refuse to sweeten it with actual sugar. Do not order sweet tea north of Kentucky, even if it is on the menu. Trust me on this one. The recipes are not the same. I find that when you ask people for a recipe for sweet tea that they look at you strange and say "I don't know; I just make it." Now, with most Southern dishes, people will give you hints. They do expect you to know the basics. So, this is my try with my first set of hints from a friend in Georgia. She told me to use 6 family size tea bags. I used Tetley, because my Momma used Tetley and that is the only reason I need. Then, I brought 4 cups of water to a boil, put the tea bags in, and let it steep for an hour. Pour the tea into a container that holds a gallon of liquid and stir in 1 cup of sugar. The big secret to this recipe is to add a pinch of brown sugar. After you stir the mixture, fill the container with water. Refrigerate the tea and enjoy later. I am opposed to ice in the sweet tea strangely enough. I'm not sure what camp you fall into, but you should never expect to come to my house and find fresh ice. Old ice, we have that. As a result, I will let you know tomorrow how the tea tastes. Next, I will try my aunt's hints.