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Best Sweet Iced Tea


1 pinch baking soda
10 teaspoons of loose Earl Gray Blue Lady black tea (or about 6 tea bags of your favorite black tea))
3/4 cup Caster Superfine Sugar
6 cups cool water
1 lemon, sliced


1. Sprinkle a pinch of baking soda into a 64-ounce, heat-proof, glass pitcher. Pour in boiling water over tea. Cover, and allow to steep for 15 minutes.

2. Remove tea and discard; stir in sugar until dissolved. Pour in cool water, then refrigerate until cold. Pour over ice in tall glasses and garnish with lemon slices.

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