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Things You'll Need:
* 10 iced tea bags, I like Red Rose but there are plenty of good ones
* 2 herbal fruity tea bags of your choice.
* Dutch Oven
* Ladle for straining
* 2 cups of Granulated Splenda sweetener or you can use Stevia 😉
* large plastic or tempered glass pitcher. If you do not have a tempered glass pitcher, allow tea to thoroughly cool before adding.
Take the 2 liter sized pitcher your tea is going into and fill it almost all the way up with cold water. I usually have mine filled to about 2 inches from the lid. The reason Im not giving you this measurement in cups is because I hate measuring. Once this is done, pour it into your dutch oven.
Now take your tea bags and tie them all together and toss them into the pot. Put your stove top setting on high and bring to a boil. Once it is boiling vigorously, turn off the heat and let it steep for about 10 minutes. You basically want a good rich color.
Remove your teabags, aren't you glad they were tied together? Add your sweetener or sugar. If using sugar, try the smallest suggested amount first, (1 1/2 cups), if it is not sweet enough you can always add more. stir until sugar/sweetener is fully dissolved.
Take your pitcher, and add sliced oranges and lemons, yes I like both. The oranges give the tea a wonderful flavor along with the lemon and both work great. Its all about the fruity flavor of the tea that makes it have a tropical and yummy taste. Pour the tea carefully into your pitcher. If it is not quite full, add a little more water, and enjoy!