Iced Tea Question

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Iced Tea Question
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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 5:33am

I'm still steadily making my way through reading SBD Supercharged, but I'm making preparations as I'm reading so I'm ready to go once I'm done reading.

I know that water is the best thing for me to drinking, but when I'm feeling like a change from water I often find that I'll opt for Lipton Iced Tea - usually in Raspberry or Lemon Flavour. I've tried chilling herbal teas, but they just don't taste quite right - which I'm guessing is the result of the amount of sugar in the bottled Iced Tea. Since I have yet to find unsweetened iced tea here, nevermind decaf iced tea, I was wondering whether anyone had any recipe(s) for making their own from scratch that can be used on SBD. I'm guessing that with time I will likely find the bottled stuff too sweet anyway.

Lyn

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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 7:25am
You can have any artificially sweetened pre-made iced tea or you can make your own. Have you tried the Crystal Light Iced Tea. I use those all the time. Lipton also makes a sugar free iced tea mix.
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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 10:40pm
If you like green tea, I really like the Arizona brand for artificially sweetened.
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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 12:41am

Sorry Joy and Cathy, I should have remembered to note that I'm in New Zealand, so we don't have many of the mixes that you can get in the US.

I will have to investigate whether I can get any of the mixes anywhere in NZ, although I know I will likely pay heavily for them, which is why I was looking for unsweetened recipes that I could make from scratch. Its only recently that the NesTea Iced Tea mix has appeared in my local supermarkets - and I know for sure that this is full of sugar.

Lyn

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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 2:47am

You could brew some regular ol' tea, squeeze some fresh lemon or orange juice in it, add in some Splenda or Stevia or agave nectar or whatever your sweetener of choice is, and then pour it over a glass of ice.

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Thu, 01-26-2012 - 8:46am
Yup. Like Cammy said. Just brew up some regular tea and add what you like. In the summer I make a pitcher of home brewed iced tea and add some cut up oranges and some fresh mint sprigs along with some Splenda.
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