Mint and Lemon Iced Tea

Mint and Lemon Iced Tea

  • Prep: 2 hr 20 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 2 hr 20 min
  • Serving: Makes 4 to 6 Servings

A classic beverage because it never goes out of style; this recipe proves that sometimes the simplest blends taste the best.


  • 8 cups (2 quarts) water, boiling water
  • 8 green tea bags
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 4 medium lemons)
  • Ice
  • 6 fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
  • 6 Lemon slices to garnish


  1. Place the tea bags and the bunch of fresh mint into the boiling water and let steep for 15 minutes.
  2. Once the tea has steeped, remove and discard the tea and then add the sugar. Stir the mixture until all of the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Let the tea cool to room temperature and then place in the refrigerator for 2 hours to chill.
  4. Once tea has chilled, remove the mint and stir in the lemon juice. Pour into ice-filled glasses garnished with mint sprigs and lemon slices.

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