I admit I've never been a soda fan, but find iced tea and water satisfy me. I don't put sugar in it, or use green tea, nor do I buy it--who needs the preservatives, slightly chemical flavor and the cost? Iced tea is so cheap that paying for it is cheating yourself of great taste and freshness! For a gallon of iced tea, I use about 8 bags of Red Rose black tea and throw in either an herbal mint tea or a mint-flavored black tea bag. Put them in a bowl or giant cup, pour boiling water over them, and let them brew about 3 minutes. Almost fill your container with cold water, then pour in the brew and stir. With an orange slice, you get a little natural sweetness, or a lime or lemon slice give an additional flavor without sweetness. There are so many flavored teas out there that can provide a change--pomegranate? check. Raspberry? check. Even chocolate mint! (I'll admit I haven't tried that for iced tea). But experiment and enjoy
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