Marian's Iced Tea

Recipe from Southern Living

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


  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 (0.035-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.
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