Iced tea

Iced tea

Cool, refreshing iced tea... So thirst-quenching, you won’t miss the sugar one bit! Enjoy the tang of summer year-round with this classic low-carb beverage. Make it a tall one!

Iced tea

Cool, refreshing iced tea... So thirst-quenching, you won’t miss the sugar one bit! Enjoy the tang of summer year-round with this classic low-carb beverage. Make it a tall one!
USMetric
2 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 475 ml cold water
  • 1 1 tea bagtea bags
  • 1 cup 240 ml ice cubeice cubes
  • flavorings of your choice, such as sliced lemonflavorings of your choice, such as sliced lemons or fresh mint

Instructions

Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Combine the tea, flavoring and half of the cold water in a pitcher and leave it in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  2. Remove the tea bag and the flavoring. Replace with new, fresh flavoring if you so desire.
  3. Add the rest of the cold water and serve with lots of ice cubes. Ahhh... the simple pleasures!

Tips

Try this with any type of tea you like—green, white, yasmin, or black. You can add a couple of wedges of peach, a slice of orange, lemon, or lime, or a few mint leaves to give it an amazing flavor. Really, the possibilities are endless – any fruit will do!

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8 comments

  1. Patty
    I like green tea with mint leaves, fresh grated ginger and fresh lime with the peel. Just pour boiling water over all and let steep. Strain and pour over ice. If you don't have mint leaves, sometimes I use a bag of sleepytime tea which contains camomile and mint, along with the green tea.
  2. Messy
    Patty, I use the same recipe and I love it. Very healthy and refreshing.
    I also use flavoured tea, put in the fridge and drink like juice.... except no sugar in it.
  3. Jill L
    I have been making regular iced tea, but exchanging one bag of the regular tea with a bag of flavored (Berry Zinger, for example) tea. It gives it just a hint of flavor and I don't miss the sugar.
  4. Em
    Could you use Stevia if you want some sweetness?
  5. Sandi
    I make sun tea with 3 regular plus 1 flavoured tea bag in a covered quart of cold water. Leave in sun for several hours until it's dark and strong. Then keep in fridge and pour over ice. It's never bitter and tastes great without sweetener.
  6. Kim
    Should you boil the water for the one cup water and tea bag, then put it in the frig or does the tea bag really steep in cold water?
  7. Charles
    Is using monk-fruit sweetener OK? (it has only 4 grams of carbs and a low glycemic index, & has "alcohol sweetener)?
    Reply: #8
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is using monk-fruit sweetener OK? (it has only 4 grams of carbs and a low glycemic index, & has "alcohol sweetener)?

    Monk fruit is one of our top 3 sweeteners.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/keto/sweeteners

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