Secret Ingredient Iced Tea

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Secret Ingredient Iced Tea

serves 4

Cooking Time: 25 min

Ingredients:
10 cups water, divided
1/8 teaspoon baking soda (See Note)
7 tea bags
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 lemon, thinly sliced 
Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions:
1. In a large saucepan, bring 5 cups water to a boil over high heat. Stir in baking soda and tea bags; remove from heat, cover, and let steep 15 minutes.

2. Remove and discard tea bags. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Add remaining water and the lemon slices. Pour into 1/2-gallon container and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours, or until chilled.

3. Serve over ice in tall glasses and garnish with mint, if desired.

Note:
Using baking soda in this recipe is no mistake. It removes any bitterness from the tea, leaving us with a smooth and flavorful drink.

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