Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 5 mins

Great summer time tea! I saw this recipe on the blog Grocery Cart Challenge.


  1. Measure sugar and place in large mixing bowl with 1 cup lemon juice and baking soda. Stir to blend. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and place tea bags in the pan to steep for no more than 5 minutes. Remove the bags and discard, being sure not to squeeze the bags. This can release the tannin which causes your tea to taste bitter. Pour hot tea into sugar/lemon mixture and stir to mix well. Transfer into one gallon container and fill to the top with cold water. Refrigerate and serve over ice.


Most Helpful

I'm a big fan of iced tea, so this was right up my alley. I really liked how the lemon kept this from being too sweet. I made this batch with some regular Salada tea bags, but I think I might try this with some of the other teas that I have in the pantry as well. Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Spring 2014

Muffin Goddess April 28, 2014

We drink a couple gallons of iced tea a week in my house and I love love love this tea! It is the perfect balance of sweet and sour! This has become my go to drink. (4)

JPsBarbie March 01, 2012

Deliciously sweet! Bless your heart...and your glucose levels.

gailanng February 16, 2012

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