Lemon Verbena Iced Tea

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by dicentra

Use a mild flavored tea. Cooking Light, JUNE 2005

Top Review by BecR2400

Absolutely lovely! I used lemon zinger tea and fresh lemon verbena from the garden, along with a few sprigs of fresh mint. Very refreshing combination of flavors. Made for The Magic of Herbs 2010. Thanks for sharing! :) Becky

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup sugar
  • 12 cup water
  • 1 cup lemon verbena leaf
  • 4 cups ice
  • 6 cups brewed tea, chilled


  1. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Cool sugar syrup completely.
  2. Cook lemon verbena leaves in boiling water 1 minute. Drain and plunge into ice water; drain.
  3. Combine sugar syrup and verbena leaves in a blender; process until smooth. Cover and chill overnight. Strain sugar syrup through a fine sieve into a bowl.
  4. Place 2/3 cup ice into each of 6 tall glasses; add 1 cup brewed tea and 2 tablespoons sugar syrup to each serving, stirring to combine. Garnish with mint leaves and lemon wedges, if desired.

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