Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

A very refreshing summer drink. This recipe is from Iced Tea by Fred Thompson. It is suggested in the book that some crushed mint leaves and sour mash whisky can be added for a nice cocktail. I made it using splenda which worked out very well. Prep time includes time to bring water to a boil.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags without squeezing( squeezing can add bitterness).
  2. While tea is steeping, mix the limeade and sugar in a 2 quart heat-proof pitcher.
  3. Pour the tea into the pitcher and stir. Add the other 3 cups of cold water and let cool, then chill.
  4. Serve over ice with a lime wedge on the glass.
Most Helpful

Very nice and refreshing!!! Everyone enjoyed it. Will make again for sure. Made for ZWT9 and "The Apron String Travelers"

Maryland Jim July 31, 2013

Made your recipe as given, minus the lime slices & the ice! My other half adds ice just before filling up his glass, while I prefer more tea in my glass & no ice, so I guess he drinks the Lime Iced Tea while I just work on the Lime Tea! However we do it, it's great tasting stuff & the recipe, a keeper! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in the Best of 2011 recipe tag]

Sydney Mike January 16, 2012

This was a very refreshing iced tea drink. I used my favorite black tea, and I thought that was a good choice for this recipe. We really enjoyed it, because it's refreshing and quite tasty. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Chef Jean. Made for Fall 2011 Pick-A-Chef.

NorthwestGal October 18, 2011