Hot summers in the south mean lazy days of sipping lemonade and ice tea on the porch. And usually, both are laden with sugar. After my last trip to the south, my boyfriend got bit by the sweet tea bug. Thus, upon our return home, he created his own sweet tea, using stevia.
Stevia is a great option for sweetening teas and coffees because it doesn’t add calories (stevia is calorie-free) and it doesn’t spike blood sugar, causing mood imbalances, cravings, and other health issues.
Below I have posted a recipe for sweet sun tea using white stevia powder (stevia extracts). I’ve yet to find a palatable version using green stevia powder. Have you? Learn more about the differences in my blog post, Sweeter Than Sweet.
- 1 gallon water
- 4 pitcher/family sized tea bags
- 1/4 tsp white stevia powder
Fill a gallon jar with water. Add tea bags and cover with a lid. Set in the sun for a few hours until tea is dark. Remove tea bags, add stevia, and mix with a whisk.