Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
O.k., lets face it. Some of those flavored diabetic teas are pretty bad and most of the herbal teas aren't much better....here's my solution to the problem.
- 4 regular tea bags or 2 lipton family-size tea bags
- 1 quart cold water
- 1 cup artificial sweetener (I prefer Splenda,or more if you want it sweeter)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon of desired flavor extract, such as vanilla, peppermint, lemon, raspberry, etc. (more if you want a stronger flavor, but be careful not to use too much)
- ice, enough to cool a large pitcher tea (optional)
- Put water in large pot and bring to a boil.
- Put tea bags in boiling water and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove pot from heat and stir in the Splenda and extract.
- Pour tea in pitcher or other container and serve immediately over ice or refrigerate.
- Note: If you're using an electric tea maker follow manufacturer's instructions and skip to step 3.
A great tea that is great for diabetics as well as anyone for that matter. The only change simmering the water almost to a boil, and letting the tea bags immerse into the simmered water for 5 minutes. I tried the other way of having the teabags sit in boiling water for 10 minutes and this tended to have a rather sharp taste. Much better for a shorter time. I chose raspberry extract and splenda and this turned into a delightful cup of tea for the afternoon. Thank you emtpixie!