Sweet tea with all of the flavor of that real, syrupy stuff that we have running though our veins south of the Mason Dixon. If you are not happy with unsweet tea sweetened with one of those pink or blue or yellow packets give this a try.
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Author Lowcarbology Editorial
Generous 1/3 cup loose leaf tea or 3 family sized tea bags
Tons of ice
Sweetener to taste
Put the water in a large pot.
Add the Xylitol and bring just to the boiling point, stirring until it is dissolved.
Immediately remove from the heat.
Stir in the tea or add tea bags.
Steep tea bags for 5 minutes or loose leaf tea for 3.
Remove tea bags or strain the loose leaf.
Pour tea into a pitcher and let come to room temperature before adding ice.
Taste and add sweetener of choice to get it just right.
If you are using loose leaf tea stir the tea constantly but slowly and gently for the full 3 minutes. This gives it a chance to unfold and release the full flavor. A pinch of baking soda can be added if desired. It can help keep the tea clear and guard against bitterness from over steeping.