I recall my mother and aunts dumping cup after cup of white sugar in the pitcher as they made Kool Aid. Jeepers. I do put a little sugar in iced herbal tea - something colorful like Red Zinger or Spiced Peach, flavors I abhor as hot tea - and then I am silly and call it Adult Kool Aid.
I have a pot and some patches of mint in the back yard - the children pick it and eat it for some shockingly fresh breath, or I pick it and make tea. With little or no sugar, it's so refreshing.