Sweet Tea Concentrate

20 cups warm water

200 black tea bags

6 Tablespoons lemon juice (optional)

20 cups sugar

Add tea bags to warm water. Bring to a boil. Turn off burner. Steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Bring to a boil again. Add lemon juice & sugar. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour into sterilized jars, leaving 1/8″ head space. Cover w/a sterilized lid & ring. Process in a boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes.

To serve: Add 1 pint of concentrate to 1 gallon water.