My daughter absolutely LOVES iced tea. I began looking for an alternative to the costly, high fructose corn syrup, pre-packaged, shelve stable iced tea at the supermarket many months ago because I don't like the unnecessary ingredients. Then when I got laid off it became a cost issue. After many trial and error I was finally able to create homemade iced tea that my family liked. This took awhile as I don't like anything as sweet and everyone else in my family. The final approval came from my daughter. If she liked it then the recipe was a keeper.