SWEET ICED TEA WITH LEMON

We grew up on this classic drink every single summer. My Mother always made us this sweet iced tea with lemon – it is the most delicious iced tea you’ll ever drink, I promise! Sweetened with real sugar and just enough tanginess from lemon juice, this homemade recipe quenches your thirst every single time.

I’m so happy to be joining my friend Marty of A Stroll Thru Life for our monthly recipe hop (I missed last month – but check out my Dill Dip recipe if you missed it! Scroll down for this quick and delicious sweet iced tea recipe, that literally takes ten minutes at the most!

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SWEET ICED TEA WITH LEMONDelicious and easy sweet iced tea with lemon recipe - the best you'll ever have!

Nothing takes me back to my childhood more than memories of my Mother’s cooking (and decorating!).

She was the best cook ever – even the kids say so. Today I’m sharing this all-time favorite of our family – it does not disappoint!

This classic sweet iced tea with lemon recipe was my Grandmother’s (my Sitto Helen), my Mother always made it for us, and now we make it all the time for our families.

Everyone loves this when they try it – I promise you, it is the best you will ever taste. The perfect blend of sweet and just a touch tangy…so delish!

I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t agree – this is the most delicious thirst-quenching sweet iced tea.This recipe calls for Orange Pekoe tea. I’ve often read in other iced tea recipes, not to use Orange Pekoe tea bags, but we’ve only ever used this variety of black tea.

Never bitter, the sugar and lemon balance out the tea flavor perfectly.

SWEET ICED TEA WITH LEMON

The most delciously simple iced tea you will ever make!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword ICED TEA, ICED TEA WITH LEMON, SWEET ICED TEA
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 100 kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 Cups cold water
  • 2 Cups white sugar
  • 1 Cup lemon Juice You can use fresh squeezed or bottled
  • 10 tea bags I like to use Orange Pekoe, even though some recipes advise using plain black tea.

Instructions

  1. In a 1 quart saucepan, cover tea bags with cold water

  2. Bring tea to a boil, then turn off and let stand

  3. Fill a large stockpot with 16 cups of cold water

  4. Add sugar and lemon

  5. Stir until sugar is dissolved

  6. Strain tea in to large pot, squeezing out tea bags (discard tea bags afterward)

  7. Mix thoroughly

  8. Serve with ice, sliced lemon and sprigs of mint!

 



I really hope you love this sweet iced tea recipe as much as everyone in our family does. You will be so happy to add this to your summer classics! Please make sure to check out all of the scrumptious recipes happening on the tour this month! You won’t be disappointed! Enjoy! xo

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6 Comments on SWEET ICED TEA WITH LEMON

  1. Marty
    July 29, 2021 at 9:35 AM (2 months ago)

    I love Iced Tea, and this sound so good. Thanks for the recipe.

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      July 29, 2021 at 11:47 AM (2 months ago)

      You’ll love this recipe it is so yummy!

      Reply
  2. laura
    July 29, 2021 at 12:46 PM (2 months ago)

    HI Tamara,

    Nice to meet you ! This looks delicious! We don’t drink much sweet tea in Colorado but I love it!I updated your link too! I did earlier, but it doesn’t look like it stuck.

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      July 29, 2021 at 12:50 PM (2 months ago)

      Nice to see you too! If you’re every craving sweet iced tea, you need to try it!! Thanks for stopping by! xo

      Reply
  3. [email protected]
    July 29, 2021 at 10:59 PM (2 months ago)

    Great beverage, Tamara. I drink sweet iced tea all day, every day. I love how pretty this version is. Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed being on this recipe blog hop.

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      August 3, 2021 at 12:11 PM (2 months ago)

      Thanks so much Carol! I think you’ll love this recipe if you love sweet iced tea! xox

      Reply

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