Hello, dear tea enthusiasts! We’ve got a treat just for you today – a chill, refreshing, oh-so-delicious Lemon Iced Tea recipe! This is going to give the traditional hot cuppa a summer twist that will thrill your senses. So, are you ready for some iced tea magic?

photo of iced tea in a glass

Imagine this – a scorching summer afternoon, a shady patio, a cool breeze is blowing, and there, right before you, is a frosty glass, water droplets sliding down its sides filled to the brim with Lemon Iced Tea.
Its cool presence is tempting, its citrusy aroma invigorating, inspiring a sense of peace and calm. Can you taste that zingy lemon dancing with the rich depth of tea, bathed in the sweetness of sugar, cooled down with the chill of ice cubes? Refreshing, isn’t it?

Come on, my friends! Let’s stop imagining and start brewing!

top closeup of lemon iced tea

Lemon Iced Tea recipe

Our Lemon Iced Tea recipe is simple yet packed with vibrant flavours. The aromatic black tea, perked up with a fresh squeeze of lemon and balanced with just enough sweetness, makes the perfect thirst quencher. This homemade version is not only cost-effective but also allows you to adjust to your taste.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine Universal
Servings 6
Calories 130 kcal


  • A large saucepan
  • A whisk
  • A pitcher
  • Glasses for serving


  • 6 cups water
  • 6 tea bags black tea
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon slices for garnish
  • Ice cubes


  • Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan.
  • Add the tea bags, let it steep for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bags, add sugar, and whisk until it dissolves.
  • Allow the tea to cool.
  • Once cooled, add the fresh lemon juice.
  • Pour the tea into a pitcher, add lemon slices and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Serve in glasses over ice cubes.


Nutritional Facts Per Serving:
– Calories: 130
– Fat: 0g
– Carbohydrates: 34g
– Protein: 0g
Keyword ice tea, iced tea, lemon

This recipe is perfect for a summer barbecue, a garden party, a brunch, or a casual get-together with friends. It’s also a great choice for a refreshing drink to enjoy during a long workday or a hot summer day.

Recommended Pairing Food:

For a refreshing pairing, we recommend a glass of lemon iced tea paired with a variety of finger foods, such as lemon bars, fruit salad, or a charcuterie board.

photo of ice tea and food pairing

Useful Tips:

  • Use fresh lemons for the best flavor.
  • Adjust the sweetness according to your liking.
  • Chill the tea for at least 30 minutes for a more refreshing drink.
  • Experiment with different types of tea, such as green tea or herbal tea, for a unique flavor.


Can I use bottled lemon juice instead of fresh lemons?

Yes, you can, but fresh lemons will give the best flavor.

Can I add other flavors to the lemon iced tea?

Yes, you can try adding a splash of grenadine or a few slices of cucumber for a unique twist.

Can this be made ahead of time?

Absolutely, you can store it in the fridge for up to 1 week.

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