Why would you drink that store-bought stuff, even in those fancy bottles, when you could have Gran's iced tea? No matter when I'd stop by, Gran would have a jug in the fridge. It didn't much matter what we were eatin'-boudin or chicken-fried steak-I always looked forward to a glass of that sweet tea. Sookie doesn't cook much when I come 'round, and she certainly ain't been makin' tea like Gran used to, so usually I'll just settle for a beer. But when it gets real hot and I'm comin' off a tough road-crew shift? That's when I miss it most. JASON STACKHOUSE
3 to 5 tea bags, depending on how strong you want your tea
4 cups boiling water
1 cup sugar
Lemon wedges, for garnish
Put the tea bags in a heatproof container and pour in the boiling water. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Discard the tea bags. Add the sugar while the tea is still warm and stir to dissolve the sugar. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Fill tall glasses with ice and pour in the tea. Garnish with lemon wedges. Serve immediately.
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