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California Iced Tea (Makes 1 1/2 quarts)

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Photo: Quentin Bacon

4 tea bags
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (5 to 6 lemons)
½ to ¾ cup superfine sugar, to taste
3 lemon slices

Steep the 4 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water for 10 minutes. Discard the tea bags and allow the tea to cool.

Combine the lemon juice, sugar and 4 cups of cold water in a large pitcher. Add the tea and lemon slices. Serve over ice.