This twist on sweet Southern iced tea is refreshingly tart. Serve well chilled.
Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add tea bags and mint to pan; steep 10 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags and mint.
Combine sugar and juice in a glass measuring cup. Add 1/2 cup hot tea mixture; stir until sugar dissolves. Pour sugar mixture into a 2-quart pitcher. Pour the remaining hot tea mixture into pitcher. Add 4 cups cold water; stir. Serve over ice. Garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs, if desired.
I did the same as the first reviewer, using 8 regular tea bags. The mint was great and I think that you could substitute different herbs (I'll be trying thyme and rosemary in the next few batches.) It is on the sweet side though.