I prefer homemade iced tea to soda and powdered drink mixes because it’s natural, inexpensive, low in calories, and full of antioxidants.
I adapted this from a southern sweet tea recipe that was about 4 times too sweet for my Yankee palate :)
Homemade Iced Tea Recipe
1/3 cup sugar
8 cups water
Measure 1/3 cup sugar into a large pitcher. Add the steeped tea and whisk to dissolve the sugar. Add 6 cups cold water. Whisk to combine, cover, and chill.
I serve this over lots of ice with lemon slices or fresh mint. It travels well in Mason Jars for picnics, road trips, and other away from home beverage consuming occasions :)