Lemon Iced Tea

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 127 calories
    • Calories 0 calories from fat
    • Fat 0 g
    • Sat Fat 0 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 5 mg
    • Protein 0 mg
    • Carbohydrate 33 g
    • Fiber 0 g
    • Iron 0 mg
    • Calcium 1 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 2 large lemons
  2. Check 1 1/4cups sugar
  3. Check 2cups fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  4. Check 6 black tea bags
  5. Check 1/2cup fresh lemon juice

Directions

  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove bright yellow peel from lemons. Combine lemon peel and sugar in a medium saucepan with 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Lower heat and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mint. Cool to room temperature; strain.
  2. Steep the tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water, covered, for 5 minutes. Then remove tea bags. Stir in syrup, lemon juice, 4 cups cold water, and ice cubes. Serve in tall glasses filled with ice and a few mint leaves.