Straightforward Lemon Iced Tea

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a delicious recipe that has never failed. It's so easy and what I like about it, is it's flavor continuity! I hope you'll like it too! For my diabetic friends, I've substituted "SPLENDA" for a sugar-free drink and found it still as delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Measure sugar and place in large mixing bowl with 1 cup lemon juice to disolve.
  2. Measure water and bring to a boil in a saucepan.
  3. Remove from heat and place tea bags in the pan to steep for no more than 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the bags and discard.
  5. DO NOT SQUEEZE tea bags (this crushes the leaves and releases the tanin which is bitter).
  6. Pour hot tea into sugar/lemon mixture and stir to mix well.
  7. Transfer into one gallon container and fill to the top with cold water.
  8. Refridgerate and serve over ice.
  9. optional lemon slices or mint leaves!
  10. Cool and refreshing.
Most Helpful

Made this tonight, even though it is winter here in Australia. I really enjoy iced tea. Straightforward is what it is and it is great. Just how iced tea should be. Definite keeper.

Sueie July 14, 2002

Great tea. Used Twinnings Orange Pekoe as that was all I could find that seemed suitable here in Australia. 1 cup of lemon was a tad on the lemony side for me (and I LOVE lemon) however I did also try to drink this without any sugar... that idea lasted about one glass and now I add 1/2 cup of demerara sugar. After that the lemon was fine. I suggest adding the lemon 1/4 cup at a time until you find a level that suits your taste. Same goes for the sugar. Also, if you plan of added lemon slices to the tea I suggest cutting the lemon juice down by at least 1/4 cup.

SophieLovesCupcakes October 06, 2015

Found this to be a very weak tea with to much lemon.

Robert B. April 29, 2015