In a pot bring 8 cups of water to a boil and then remove from heat
Add tea bags and allow to steep for 3-5 minutes depending on the strength of tea you prefer
Remove tea bags and stir sugar into warm tea, continue to stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
Pour tea into pitcher and mix in remaining 8 cups water
Allow too cool at room temperature.
Pour into glasses packed with ice cubes garnish with lemon and serve.
For the best flavor refrigerate before serving and use within 48 hours.