1 pot of boiling water
1/8 tsp baking soda
12 Lipton tea bags with the string pulled off
1 3/4 c of sugar
Boil the water, put the soda in the boiling water.
Put the tea bags into the water, reduce to a simmer for 1 minute, then turn off the heat, but leave the pot on the stove to steep for 15 minutes.
The tea bags should be descended into the water, not really floating. Put the sugar into a 1-gallon container, pour the liquid into it and dissolve the sugar, but leave the tea bags in the pot.
Refill the pot with cold water. Squeeze the tea bags as you remove them from the water and dispose of them. Pour the cold water into the container until the container is full.