I have been making this type of ice tea since I was a kid in the 1950's we called it "church tea" because when we had a pot luck at church they made gallons of the stuff! It is still my favorite way to drink the house wine of the South. My way is simple: Sugar in the pitcher (you control how sweet the tea is this way), fresh squeezed lemon juice (I never bothered with taking out the pips). You can use splenda if you are on a sugar free regimen. The tea is brewed on the stove by boiling water with the tea bags until it was dark (it will be stronger than steeped tea) pour over the sugar and lemon, stir to melt sugar. Ad additional water or ice cubes to dilute to the strength to taste. BTW, I don't know what Arnold Palmer had to do with it. I bet he had it in Augusta and loved it! It is also called California tea. The shot of Vodka is a great addition! Another twist is to add Sweet Basil leaves and let those steep in the hot tea. Delicious!
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I have been making this type of ice tea since I was a kid in the 1950's we called it "church...