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- Place 6 tea bags and 1/8 teaspoon baking soda (to soften the tannis that can cause an acidic or bitter aftertaste) in a large heat-resistant glass measuring cup.
- Add 2 cups of boiling water. cover and steep for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Remove bags and pour tea into a 2 - quart pitcher. Add 6 cups of cold water. (If you have hard water, use filtered or bottled water.) For sweetened tea, put approximately 1 cup of sugar (adjust to taste) in a 2-quart pitcher. Pour in tea concentrate from step 2,