My first experiment making sweet tea involved a bunch of old oolong tea that I had sitting on a shelf, and was deemed successful.
Repeating the experiment with some fresh tea, well, it was successful—but it was more like a great success.
Personally, I’ve never cared very much for hot tea, nor regular iced tea. So much as dealing with friends and family caused me to tolerate them. And then there’s sweet tea. Now that’s something that I’ll drink with pleasure, lol.