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Marian's Iced Tea

Yield Makes 5 cups


  • 4 regular-size tea bags
  • 5 cups water, divided
  • 14 (0.035-ounce) packets no-calorie sweetener*
  • Garnishes: lemon slices, mint sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Bring tea bags and 2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; turn off heat. Cover and steep 30 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags.

  2. Pour into a 1/2-gallon pitcher, and add 3 cups water and sweetener, stirring well. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

  3. *1/2 cup sugar, 13 (035-ounce) packets Equal, or 1/2 cup Equal Sugar Lite may be substituted.

  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Luzianne Tea and Splenda.