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Lemon iced tea

Lemon Iced Tea

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This lemon iced tea is zesty and refreshing, lightly sweet with a zippy citrus finish! It’s ideal for summer sipping, party drinks, and more.


  • 8 cups water, divided
  • 6 black tea bags
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice


  1. In a saucepan, heat 4 cups water to a simmer. Turn off the heat and add the tea bags. Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags and stir in the sugar until dissolved. Add the remaining 4 cups cold water and lemon juice to the pan. Cool until room temperature, about 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a pitcher. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before drinking. Store up to 4 days.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Iced Tea
  • Diet: Vegan

Keywords: Lemon iced tea