Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

In the early 1950's my grandmother made this tea for me, it is still my favorite! Sweet and tangy, a real treat when the weather is in the 90's and good warmed during the freezing winter time. Enjoy! A big thanks to Grandma Prescott

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan add 1 tablespoon Lipton orange pekoe loose tea to 2 cups of water.
  2. Bring mixture to a low boil,.
  3. Add 1 cup of sugar and the juice of 1 lemon.
  4. Slice lemon pieces and add to mixture.
  5. Stir to help sugar dissolve, then turn the heat to low.
  6. Cover saucepan with a lid and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Do not boil.
  7. Strain tea mixture well and add enough water to make 1/2 gallon of tea.
  8. Note:.
  9. I usually triple this recipe. I divide the concentrate and refrigerate or freeze two 1/3 portions for later use. I just add water as directed above.
Most Helpful

After 3 days of rain, it was so sunny today. So I did a bunch of wheelies on my g'kid's big wheel. Enjoyed in the sun.

gailanng October 01, 2012

Wonderfully sweet and tangy, this makes fantastic hot and iced tea. Lovely and refreshing.

under12parsecs April 05, 2012

Very good. Tried it both hot and cold. Found out that one glass of the tea would consist of 1/4 cup concentrate and 3/4 cup water. Good to have the concentrate in the fridge and then add either hot or cold water depending on what one prefers at the moment. Thanks for posting. Made for Comfort Cafe, January 2010.

Chef Dudo January 16, 2010