After allowing the sweet tea to cool, I gave it a try. It was definitely strong enough. I'm not sure what the little bit of brown sugar added exactly, but I did seem to sense a sweeter taste than the tea I have made in the past. Once again, this may be my imagination. Next, I am going to make sweet tea with my aunt's recipe. She makes the best tea, and it's a pretty simply process. She also make the best coconut cake on the planet, and I doubt I will ever attempt that. Talk about me making a mess of something. For her tea, she puts 2 to 3 family size tea bags in some water and brings it to a boil on the stove. Once it boils, she takes it off the eye and lets it steep for 5 to 10 minutes. She uses 1 1/2 cups of sugar to mix with the tea and then fills the gallon container with water. I fear it will not taste like hers. I need to make certain which brand of tea she uses. That may make a difference. This whole sweet tea exercise is not very exciting. There is very little danger in the process, other than the boiling water. I'm going to find a Mason jar to put my tea in and take a photo. There is something comforting about drinking out of a Mason jar.