Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 30 mins

A dear friend shared this recipe with me, which originally came from wonderful community cookbook called "The Texas Experience." It has a refreshing herbally taste and works just as well with decaf or regular tea. Texas Tea is really meant to be served ice cold and very sweet, but I have left the amount of sweetener up to you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Add tea bag, lemon drops, and mint leaves.
  3. Turn off the heat and let steep as long as you prefer (I usually only let it steep about 15 minutes).
  4. When tea has reached desired strength, remove tea bag and mint leaves.
  5. At this point, you may stir in some sugar, if desired- as much or as little as you prefer.
  6. Chill and serve over ice.
  7. Note:If you prefer, you may leave tea unsweetened initially and add sweetener by the glass as it is served.
  8. However, adding sweetener when the tea has freshly brewed will dissolve the sugar better.
Most Helpful

This was really very good. I always have trouble making iced tea but this had a nice flavor to it. I didn't have any family-sized tea bags so I used 6 Lipton bags and 6 Plantation Mint bags. I will use this at my next Stamping Party as I always have a few people who drink iced tea. Thanks again!!!

Miss Erin C. January 17, 2002

My DH and I really enjoyed this tea! I liked the subtle taste of the lemon. Thanks for posting Heather! Made for the Summer Comfort Cafe 2009.

Sharon123 July 12, 2009

This is a wonderful tea! However, being a native Texan, I have never heard of this way to make tea. Maybe at little tearoom and snadwiches shops. I will definitely make again.

Chef Momtotwins January 06, 2008