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?
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!
Lemon Iced Tea recipe
- 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.
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.
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.