Fresh Lemon Iced Tea
Sweet, brisk lemon iced tea that’s super refreshing and easy to make.
Juice 3 lemons.Use a citrus juicer to make juicing the lemons easier. Make sure to strain out the pulp and seeds. Set aside. Bring 4 cups of water to a simmer and turn off heat.I use my electric kettle and set the water temperature to 180°F. Use filtered water if possible for the best tasting iced tea.
Put tea sachets into pitcher and add hot water.
Steep for 5 minutes then discard tea sachets.
Stir sugar into the hot tea until completely dissolved.
Add ice to pitcher and close with leakproof lid. Shake for 15 seconds.If you're using a leakproof pitcher, close the lid and turn the entire pitcher upside down then right side up 15 times. Add lemon juice and shake.After pouring in the lemon juice, close the lid again and shake to fully incorporate the lemon juice with the iced tea. Pour tea into cups with ice lined with lemon slices.Line the inside of the cups with 3 thin lemon slices then add the ice before pouring in the iced tea.
- Use a 2 quart pitcher with a leakproof lid so you can shake the ice and hot tea together. If you don't have a leakproof lid, you can just stir the ice.
- Make sure you're using a pitcher that can handle drastic temperature changes.
Calories: 24 | Carbohydrates: 6g | Sodium: 13mg | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 8mg