Southern Sweet Tea

Family-size tea bags
Water
1c. sugar
Lemon (optional)

Place two tea bags and two cups of water in a sauce pan and gently bring to a boil (not a rolling boil, your bags will bust).  When it comes just to a boil, turn off heat and add your cup of sugar and dissolve.

Carefully remove tea bags and pour into your pitcher of water. Stir and refrigerate. 

Once chilled, serve over ice cubes with slices of lemon.