If you like tea that's really sweet, add the full cup of sugar.
1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; add tea bags. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Cover and steep 10 minutes.
2. Remove and discard tea bags. Add desired amount of sugar, stirring until dissolved. Pour into a 1-gal. container, and add 7 cups cold water. Serve over ice.
Peach Iced Tea
Prepare Southern Sweet Tea using 1/2 cup sugar. Stir together 1 1/2 qt. tea, 1 (46-oz.) bottle peach nectar, and 2 Tbsp. lemon juice. Serve over ice. Makes 3 qt.