Sweet Iced Tea

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Submitted by a Southern Lady

14 Lipton or other plain tea bags
1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 cups of sugar
6-8 long sprigs of fresh mint

Take a large 6 quart pot and fill with water nearly to the top
Add 14 tea bags along the side
Heat the water to near boiling, then turn the heat off
Steep bags until desired strength
Add sugar, lemon juice, and whole sprigs of mint (yup, put that whole thing in, no need to remove the leaves)
Stir in the sugar, etc. mashing mint slightly on the bottom of the pot as you go
Let sit for 4-5 minutes or so, remove the mint, squeezing juice as you do (careful, very hot!)

Refrigerate and serve over ice.  If you`re feeling fun, add a sprig of mint and a slice of lemon to the rim.  If for the kids, just substitute caffeine free tea.  Happy Summer!