I was in the grocery store the other day and found something I thought was odd. Iced tea that was already made. I have never bought a gallon of pre-made iced tea from the store. This stuff was $1.99 ON SALE!
Ok, that is fine and dandy, but why would anyone buy this pre made junk? It is a ploy for companies to get you to spend money. I buy a huge box of organic black tea bags for a few dollars. Each tea bag comes out to $0.05. I add three to my pitcher and add water. I then set it on my deck for a few hours. Viola! I have freshly brewed tea for under $0.20 a pitcher!
Again, why would anyone buy the pre-made stuff when you can have this? Home brewed tastes so much better! If you want to sweeten it up I recommend making your own simple syrup, or you can add some lemon. I prefer mine plain, but use your imagination. Don't waste your money on convenience beverages at the grocery store.