Quick Lemon Iced Tea - by the Glass

Total Time
Prep 4 mins
Cook 3 mins

I drink this all the time whenever I don't make a pitcherful. Sometimes it's only me drinking tea and I don't need a lot, so this is fast and perfect. You can sweeten yours however you like- I don't. I also like this much lemon, but you can use a little less if you like a milder lemon taste. I use Luzianne (black) tea, but sometimes I mix one of the tea bags up with an herbal, flavored tea, like blackberry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place water in a microwave-safe measuring cup and microwave on high for 2 1/2- 3 minutes, or until water just begins to boil.
  2. Place tea bags in hot water and allow to steep for approximately 4 minutes.
  3. While mixture is steeping, fill a 20 ounce drinking glass to just below the top with ice cubes and squeeze lemon over the top of the ice.
  4. Pour steeped tea over glass of ice and gently mix lemon with tea.
  5. Serve cold, sweetened if you desire.


Most Helpful

Easy and tastes great !!

Philamom September 23, 2009

Excellent.Thanks for posting

STARTERWIFE November 25, 2007

So much easier than making a whole pitcher and then waiting all afternoon for it to chill!

Seedbeads June 26, 2007

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