This photo should explain it all. You need a glass container that can be closed. Use cold water and any regular tea bags (we used Red Rose brand). This is about 2 liters of cold water, using 7 tea bags. The strength is your own preference. 4 tea bags per liter is the standard strength. Just place the contained with the tea bags in the sun for the day. Remove the tea bags and chill in the refrigerator for a few hours. In this photo the tea had been sitting for about 1 hr. No mixing required. Add sugar and ice to your glass instead of the container so you can sweeten to your liking. Sit back, enjoy your retirement in Florida! Happy Sun Tea!