Lemon Iced Tea

Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 serves


  • 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


  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.

    Lemon Iced Tea
    Maura McEvoy

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

127 Calories
33g Carbs
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.

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