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.
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.
Found this to be a very weak tea with to much lemon.
This was simple and tastes awesome!
This iced tea was really very good. I don't make iced tea often so I really didn't know what kind of ratio I was looking for but this did the trick very nicely. I didn't have fresh lemons so I used half the amount of 'fake' lemon juice and it was too much for me but after drinking a glass or two with lots of ice, I added another batch of tea and it was much better. I'm sure I'll be drinking lots more iced tea this year thanks to this recipe.
Very, very good, Gingerbee. I did cut this down drastically, but don't think I compromised the taste! Did use decaf and Splenda. This will be on hand frequently this summer. Made for Comfort Cafe Summer 2009.
Everyone loved this iced tea! I liked how it wasn't overly sweet and had a lot more flavour than store bought brands. I cheated and used bottled lemon juice but it still worked well (Shh!) Thanks! :)
I was looking for something to satisfy my sweet tooth while invoking memories of summer. This is a wonderful tea recipe and I will make it again and again. The only change I made to this was I used 8 Lipton tea bags (was what I had on hand in "bulk") and I used a cup lemon juice in a bottle. We this that I think I'll be making it quite a bit!
Thankyou for sharing this recipee Gingerbee. I made this for my husband who loves iced tea and usually buys it by the bottle from the shops. I used half sugar & half nutra-sweet - otherwise no other changes were made. Perfection!
This was excellent, and will be my go-to recipe for ice tea from now on. I used decaff. tea bags, and 20 packages of Equal (each package is equal to 2 tsp. of sugar) instead of the sugar to make it diabetic friendly. I find that I detect an after taste with Splenda, so if a recipe doesn't require cooking, I use Equal. Thank you for this recipe...the proportions are perfect.