Food Recipes Lemon Iced Tea 4.2 (295) 2 Reviews By Susan Quick Susan Quick Susan "Susie" Quick is an author of three cookbooks, including Quick Simple Food. Susan is also a former food editor and stylist at Real Simple. Her recipes and writing have been featured in Glamour, Bon Appétit, O, The Oprah Magazine, and other publications. Highlights: * Author of three cookbooks * Founding food editor and stylist for Real Simple * Food writer and editor for various magazines * Runs a non-profit sustainable vegetable farm in Kentucky Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 29, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 1 hrs Yield: 8 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 large lemons 1 ¼ cups sugar 2 cups fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish 6 black tea bags ½ cup fresh lemon juice Directions 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. 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. Maura McEvoy Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 127 Calories 33g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 127 % Daily Value * Sodium 5mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 33g 12% Calcium 1mg 0% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.