For small quantities, bring fresh cold tap water to a full rolling boil. Use one teaspoon of loose tea or one tea bag per cup (five to eight ounces) of water. Pour the boiling water over the tea. Brew three to five minutes. Then pour over ice. This may have to be done twice depending on how hot the water is.
Flor large quantities, prepare a concentrate as follows: Bring one quart of cold water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and add 8-10 tea bags per quart of brewed tea desired. Steep 3-5 minutes and our over remaining cold water or ice cubes to prepare quantity desired.
To serve, pour into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish and sweeten if desired.