1 cup sugar
1 cup water
5 cups water
5 Earl Grey tea bags
4 dried or fresh lemon slices, plus extra for garnish (see Cook's Note)
To dry lemon slices: arrange in a single layer on a wire rack. Place on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 150 degrees oven for 1 to 1/1/2 hours until dry and crisp. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Alternatively, the lemon slices can be dried in a dehydrator following the manufacturer's instructions.