My husband loves Iced Sweet Tea. We live in the south and here it is sickly sweet. Here is his adaptation.
Matty’s Not-Too-Sweet Tea
1 family size tea bag (whatever your preference) or 4 single serving tea bags
1/2 cup sugar
1 gallon of water
A container to keep the tea in your fridge
Fill your coffee pot almost full of water and place in the water reservoir on your coffee maker.
Place 1/2 cup sugar in your coffee pot. Add a splash of water so it doesn’t harden while the tea is brewing. Put the tea bag in the coffee hopper and run the coffee maker.
Pour the tea into your container (do this in the sink – seriously – tea stains counter tops!)
Run an additional pot of water through the coffee maker (leave the tea bag in the hopper)
Pour the tea into your container.
Fill the rest of the container with cold water and stick it in the fridge!
Enjoy until it runs out and then ask your wife to make more.