Iced tea is perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day. Making your own iced tea is easy and affordable, and you can sweeten it on your own so you are in control of the sugar that’s added! Add lemon slices for flavor and detoxing benefits! Remember that you can always make the batch of iced tea unsweetened and sweeten it as you enjoy your glass if you prefer.
3/4 cup sweetener optional for sweet tea
4 tea bags family sized (or 8 regular sized tea bags)
8 cups water
Bring water to a boil.
Add sweetener and stir until dissolved (only if you are making sweet iced tea).
Transfer to a container or pitcher with tea bags and lemon slices. Stir and allow to steep 5–10 minutes.
Remove tea bags and chill in the fridge for a few hours.
Serve over ice!
Serving: 8 oz glass
yields 8 servings