I made two steeps of this, and I sweetened one quite a bit for other folks, and for myself I added only a tiny bit of raw sugar.
The sweet one was put to the test last night when a guest who doesn’t like any tea except grocery store super sweet black iced tea had supper here. I offered a sip of this, she said it was fantastic, and drank a whole glass with her meal.
I opted to drink the barely sweetened one, and it was delicious.
I am making these according to package directions, not cold steeping them. I have found – and maybe it is some weird psychological thing – that they taste best after the tea has been in the fridge for at least one day. Somehow the flavors seem the most natural and refreshing for me that way.
Good stuff, and I hope to be sharing it with another friend later so I can get her reaction on it as well.