Straightforward Lemon Iced Tea

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Gingerbee

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!

Top Review by Sueie

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.

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.

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