19 Reviews

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.

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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.

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SophieLovesCupcakes October 06, 2015

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

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Robert B. April 29, 2015

This was simple and tastes awesome!

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cfc987_10496517 August 13, 2013

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.

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Krista Smith March 19, 2011

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.

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Darkhunter July 31, 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! :)

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yamakarasu January 18, 2009

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!

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kellyandie February 17, 2008

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!

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Catherine Robson September 15, 2007

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.

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Sweet Baboo June 02, 2007
Straightforward Lemon Iced Tea