Iced Tea is refreshing, delicious, and good for you! It contains antioxidants and often vitamins and fruits. If you want the caffeine choose a Black Tea or Green Tea. To avoid caffeine, choose an Herbal blend. Home-steeped iced tea is a wonderful alternative for children who don’t want plain water, but should not drink so much soda and kool-aid.
We have an extremely simple recipe that works with all of our teas. We take a quart canning jar, and add 2 Tbsp of sugar, and 2 Tbsp of loose tea (in a Tsac). Add hot water. After 4 minutes, take out the Tsac and put the canning jar in the refrigerator. We keep a couple different kinds in the fridge so that there is always something healthful to reach for when we are hot and thirsty.