A very important part of my family’s summer is homemade Mint Iced Tea. This sweet, refreshing beverage has evolved over the years by trading sugar for other sweeteners, usually stevia, and more tea bags for strength. I learned to make it stronger to allow for lots of ice. But the concept is the same…cold, refreshing, and sweet!

Mint Iced Tea

5 family-size tea bags (equivalent to 15 regular size bags)
2 sprigs fresh mint
2 cups of filtered water
1-2 teaspoons powdered stevia, to taste

Add all ingredients to a one-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil, and immediately turn off the heat, and cover. Allow to steep 10 minutes. Strain, and add to a gallon-size water pitcher. Add enough stevia or sweetener equivalent to 1 cup. You will need more if you use a product like Truvia, or something similar. Stir well, until sweetener is completely dissolved. Add additional filtered water to make a gallon. Serve with a sprig of mint or slice of lemon and lots of ice cubes.

If you try it, let us know how you like it.