Place 2 cups of sugar in a pan on the stove with a smidgen of water, stir with a wooden spoon over very low heat till dissolved, gently simmer a bit, and let cool. Rest for 5 minutes err ugh…., come back and put 5 small tea bags in a pitcher and pour in tepid water. Rest again while placing used tea bags on your eyes. Add the liquefied sugar into the tea while the water is still warm and chill in a bowl of ice, or refrigerator. Serve tea with 3 cubes in a tall crystal or glass tumbler with sliced lemons on the side. A sprig of mint to top the glass is lovely for presentation. Enjoy!
Excellent instructions–love the teabags on the eyes trick. That’s a nice double-use. I saved some back for sunburns on our recent camping trip to Florida … had hot tea for breakfast, then cooled the bags and had them on hand for the spots missed during sunscreen application. I never have learned the perfect sweet tea prep. Now I feel empowered!