4 tea bags or 1-2 tablespoon loose tea in a ball
stevia--either liquid or powder (stevia is a sugar substitute)
4 cup ice
citrus slices optional
1.) Bring 6 ounces of water to a boil in the microwave and your favorite micro-safe mug.
2.) *Plop in your tea and cover with a saucer for 5 minutes or longer depending on depth of flavor desired (*be careful plopping, because sometimes after the water has settled, it may still boil up once you add the tea--anyone else ever experienced this???)
3.)Place ice in a 2 quart pitcher
5.)Carefully remove saucer and tea bags, pressing excess liquid back into the mug.
6.)Pour tea over ice and add water and *stevia* ***WHOA, Buddy, this stuff is super-duper SWEEEET! So ease up on it, add it slowly to your liking.
Also...As I know my opinion counts to EVERYONE, I must add this note: I prefer stevia liquid to powder, the liquid has a nice licorice flavor and the powder tastes nearly vegan sugar twinnish--blech! Also, I think I've snorted much too much of the stuff and dislike its seemingly undissolvability--is that a word?