tea is certainly a personal thing down here in the deep south. most every new customer of ours will ask for a sample first. imho, my wife makes the best i have ever had. we use commercial size u.s. food brand. makes 3 gallon at a time. we brew it like coffee, loose in a filter. then tons of sugar while still hot. and still, some folks say it aint sweet enough! i prefer her unsweet, which is brewed by mother nature in a one gallon pickle jar. no artificial sweeteners. just tea.