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Old 06-24-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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I drink Turkey Hill Diet iced tea by the gallons but looking to get off aspartame and don't want to trade it for Splenda or any other artficial sweeteners that are questonable for one's health. Does anybody have any suggestions for Diet Iced teas that actually taste good without sugar or artificial stuff?
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Do you ever drink just plain regular iced tea? Zero calories. I love it!
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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I go through a lot of Nestea instant unsweetened every summer. You can add (or not) any sweetener you desire. I add lemon, demerara sugar and lots of ice

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Old 06-25-2010, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Try any iced tea that you have to brew. It will be good poured over ice without sweetner. If you MUST have sweetner, use Stevia.

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As a sweetener and sugar substitute, stevia's taste has a slower onset and longer duration than that of sugar, although some of its extracts may have a bitter or licorice-like aftertaste at high concentrations.

With its extracts having up to 300 times the sweetness of sugar, stevia has garnered attention with the rise in demand for low-carbohydrate, low-sugar food alternatives. Medical research has also shown possible benefits of stevia in treating obesity and high blood pressure. Because stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose, it is attractive as a natural sweetener to people on carbohydrate-controlled diets....................The leaves of the stevia plant have 30–45 times the sweetness of sucrose (ordinary table sugar).[4] The leaves can be eaten fresh, or put in teas and foods.
Stevia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:01 PM
 
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I just use flavored tea bags and sometimes add lemon or chunks of oranges or berries to make like a passion fruit-y tea. You can get some sweet from fruit ice cubes (frozen juice only) or mint ice cubes (thin sliced mint and water in ice cube tray) or use just citrus peels sliced thinly and add water to make ice cubes.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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I just use flavored tea bags and sometimes add lemon or chunks of oranges or berries to make like a passion fruit-y tea. You can get some sweet from fruit ice cubes (frozen juice only) or mint ice cubes (thin sliced mint and water in ice cube tray) or use just citrus peels sliced thinly and add water to make ice cubes.
I do something very similar

I brew my own iced tea with tea bags (non-flavored) and add sliced fruit. If I am slicing up a fresh pineapple, I throw the core into the pitcher of iced tea.

I have also made iced tea with Splenda but prefer to sweeten the tea with fresh fruit.
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:05 AM
 
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Seen bad things written about Stevia too so wasn't sure if switching to that from Aspartame would even be worth it All I know is I'm consuming about 1/2 gal of Diet iced tea a day with Aspartame and a little concerned about that. Other than the tea I don't drink anything else with Aspartame that I know of.
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:56 AM
 
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Has anyone mentioned good old sugar? It's a natural food. If you don't go nuts with the amount you use, there's nothing wrong with it.
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Kenmore, WA
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There's always homemade: buy a box of tea bags, take a gallon container, fill it with filtered water, drop in four bags, seal it, and set it in a sunny place. Come back in a few hours, (if it is black or green tea, remove the bags -- do NOT squeeze them, to avoid bitterness), and refrigerate.

When you get down to the last quart, pour it into another container, and start over.

No sugar, no harmful preservatives, and no plastic to fill up the landfills or ocean; just healthy refreshment.

I like the Celestial Seasonings herbal berry teas for my iced tea. They don't have the strings or tags on the bags, and the ingredients are pure. Besides, they are made in America. 8)
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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Talking Go plain...

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Do you ever drink just plain regular iced tea? Zero calories. I love it!
ME TOO !!!

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Why don't you try to wean yourself off a little less artificial sweetner at a time. just use less & less every time.
Fresh ice tea is great just plain.
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