this tea is super refreshing! I take enough to make 2 pots (4-6 teaspoons) and steep 8 cups of water for 5-7 mins from boiled water, then, I pour over ice in my air pot. No sweetener is needed!!! this tea has a perfect balance of natural sweetness and the kids love it even with NO SUGAR ADDED! This is the best herbal lemonade for ice tea ever!