Lemon Iced Tea

This Lemon Iced Tea is the perfect refreshing drink for a hot summer day. Made with just a few simple ingredients, it’s easy to make and can be tailored to your own taste. Keep reading to find out how to make the perfect Lemon Iced Tea.


  • 3 tea bags
  • 1 litre boiling water
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • Ice


  1. Place the tea bags in a heatproof jug or teapot.
  2. Pour over the boiling water and leave to steep for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea bags and add the sugar, stirring until dissolved.
  4. Add the lemon juice and mix well.
  5. Pour into glasses filled with ice and enjoy.

Potential changes & improvements

There are lots of ways you can change up this recipe to suit your own taste. Try adding a different type of tea, or using honey or agave syrup instead of sugar. You could also add a splash of fruit juice or some fresh fruit slices. For a non-alcoholic version, try adding a splash of sparkling water.

What other food it works well with

Lemon iced tea is the perfect drink to enjoy on its own, or you could serve it with some light snacks such as sandwiches, salads or fruit. It would also be a refreshing drink to enjoy after a meal.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making iced tea is to steep the tea for too long. This can make the tea taste bitter, so it’s important to only steep for the recommended time. Another mistake is to add the ice before the tea has cooled, which can make the ice melt and water down the drink.

Nutritional Information

This recipe is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. It is also gluten-free and dairy-free.


This recipe does not contain any known allergens.

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