8 cups water, divided
7 tea bags
1 cup sugar
Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a kettle. Add the 4 tea bags and turn off the heat immediately.
Place the lid on the kettle and allow the tea to steep for 1 hour. Remove the tea bags and pour the tea into a pitcher. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve.
Add 4 cups cold water.
Serve over ice with a spring of mint and a lemon wedge.
Makes 2 quarts, about 10 servings
(Thanks Carolina Mama!)