4 cups (1 L) cold water
6 green tea bags (I prefer decaf)
couple sprigs of mint
1/4-1/2 cup (55-115 grams) sweetener of choice (I used half truvia, half sugar)
extra mint for garnish, if desired
juice of 1 lime, if desired
If using sugar, place desired amount of sugar in bottom of 6 cup (1.4 L) pitcher.
Add water and mint to medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and add sugar substitute, if using. Stir until sweetener is dissolved. Remove from heat.
When water is no longer boiling, add tea bags and cover; steep 10 minutes. Remove cover, tea bags, and mint. Pour hot tea into pitcher, stir to combine with sugar. Add enough ice cubes to fill the pitcher.
Refrigerate until chilled, then serve in glasses over ice. Garnish with mint, if desired.
To change things up a bit, add the lime juice to the chilled tea.