Hi ... I put 8-10 regular-size tea bags, usually 4-6 are flavored (peach, mango, apple, ect ...), into a one-gallon container, add a teapot full of almost boiling water, cover and seep for 4 to 4.5 minutes. Then just spoon out teabag, add the ice and cold water. I drink my tea strong with no sugar or such, and sometimes with a bit of lemon/lime. Experiment with less bags at first and increase the 'seep' time until you have your recipe.