Whew! It is hot around here this summer! Here is my favorite recipe for making sweet iced tea. Use a glass container. My mason jar fits 14 cups of water. Here is the recipe:
14 cups of filtered water
7 tea bags
1 cup pure cane sugar
4 -5 big sprigs of mint
Put everything in the jar. Close tightly and swirl it around to stir up the sugar. Place it outside in full sun for several hours or until the tea is a very deep golden brown. It should be very strong! Take it inside and pull out the tea bags and mint. Pour over ice, or put in the fridge to cool. This is a great picker upper on a hot day.