Steep tea bags, mint and lemon rinds in boiling water for 30 minutes. (Keep a lid on the pot while it is steeping.) Remove all three from water and pour into a pitcher. Add lemon juice and sugar, stirring as you add. Chill and serve over ice.
Adapted from Family Secrets-The Best of the Delta (Wimmer, 1990) by Lee Academy, Clarksville, Mississippi, and featured on Avad Fan.