Indeed, I just brewed my first batch of iced tea of the season as well. Mine is about as lowbrow as yours. Though the caffeine in tea is not enough to cause me worry for my son (6 yr) I do lower the sugar for him. If it's just me, then it's 1 cup of sugar for half a gallon. I just heat up the entire half galon of water and brew 2 'family size' bags for about 5 minutes. I might start experiments with duplicating some of the better 'iced chai' drinks I've had at coffee shops. Anyone have any recipes?
If I'm in the mood for coffee, I'm gonna try your guy's recipes about cold brew coffee concentrate with the french press. Currently I just brew a batch, sugar it, then refrigerate it. Then mix 1/1 with milk.
[I]If the radiance of a thousand suns / Were to burst at once into the sky / That would be like the splendor of the Mighty one ... / I am become Death, / The shatterer of Worlds. -- Bhagavad-Gita[/I]