This is an easy and really good recipe for sweet tea that I got from my friend Judy. I tried it out yesterday when I had friends over for dinner. I'm making more today :-)
1 pinch baking soda (a pinch is the amount you can grab between your thumb and first two fingers; a small pinch would just be your thumb and index finger. I had to google it to be sure lol.)
2 C boiling water
6 tea bags (I used a variety of black teas)
3/4 C white sugar
6 C cold water
Put the baking soda in a pitcher and add the boiling water and tea bags. Cover and steep for 15 minutes. Discard tea bags and add sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved, add cold water and refrigerate or pour over ice. Makes about 2 quarts.