I have been making my own iced tea this summer. Prototypical recipe:
3 quarts water
6 tea bags
1/2 cup (100g) sugar
2 cans (11.5oz ea) peach nectar (e.g. Kern's brand)
Juice from 1 lemon
Brew the tea. Mix with remaining ingredients. Chill.
This recipe makes about 3.5L of tea and is much less sweet than the typical bottled stuff. I poked around to compute the sugar concentration for some representative iced teas:
|Peach iced tea (above)||54g/L|
|Trader Joe's Pomegranate Green Tea||63g/L|
|McDonald's Sweet Tea||73g/L|
|Snapple Peach Iced Tea||97g/L|
By the way, iced tea as Americans know it (the unsweetened tea that is ubiquitous in restaurants) is, as far as I can tell, nowhere to be found in Europe. Quelle horreur!
* As I understand it, different sugars have different taste and nutritional properties, so these numbers don't tell the whole story.