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 LEMON
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!
- 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.
In a 1 quart saucepan, cover tea bags with cold water
Bring tea to a boil, then turn off and let stand
Fill a large stockpot with 16 cups of cold water
Add sugar and lemon
Stir until sugar is dissolved
Strain tea in to large pot, squeezing out tea bags (discard tea bags afterward)
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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