Better than the Best Stuff on Earth: Lemon Iced Tea

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The best stuff on Earth? I beg to differ. Snapple is delicious, has vitamins and antioxidants, and will keep you hydrated and energized. I will not deny that. However, I do not like shelling out the $8.00 for a 6-pack of lemon tea. With a few simple ingredients, you can brew your own tea with the same health benefits, the same flavor (or a more customized flavor, your choice), and the pride of crafting something with your own two hands. Enjoy.


Step 1: Ingredients of a Winner

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There are few things needed for this tea. For the sake of the readers, I have compiled a list:

-1 quart of water
-1 bag green tea
-1 bag black tea
-Lemon juice

-1 quart jar
-1 quart jar lid
-1 tablespoon measuring device
-Kitchen timer

Not pictured:

-1 1/2 quart sauce pan
-Saucepan lid
Radrussian3 years ago
Nice one! Modified the recipe a little and its a perfect summer drink! Thank you!
TheShabz3 years ago
The Pom liqueur I made through the ible here turns this Arnold Palmer into an amazing John Daly
Love it, only thing better is store bought, so much easier and cheaper.
pyro574 years ago
would usin ices tea bags work instead of black tea bags?
chixi964 years ago
Jason_G5 years ago
This recipe requires regular-sized bags or family-sized bags of tea? I typically buy the family-sized bag use w/ the Mr. Coffee Iced Tea maker. Would like to give this method a shot.
zerrodach (author)  Jason_G5 years ago
I used regular sized bags, but family size would work also. You would need to adjust the steeping time.
eulaliaaaa!5 years ago
This is the second most incredible iced tea that I have ever had!
Jent135 years ago
About how much is a squirt? My lemon juice doesn't have a squirting lid just one that screws off.
zerrodach (author)  Jent135 years ago
It's about a tablespoon, but the lemon juice is more or less to taste.
Pretty close to how we used to make tea out on the Cape when I was a kid. We would add about a cup of fresh cranberry juice while it was warm for taste. Great job explaining the process, but you might want to remind noobs that try this to fully sanitize the jars before filling or you can get some weird crud growing in there and the taste gets horrible.
zerrodach (author)  wolfsingleton6 years ago
The tea in that jar just stays in the fridge for easy drinking. With the jars, you are right, they do need to be clean. Also, with the jars, you could pressure cook the tea for room temperature storage. Thanks for the input. Z
vanpaun6 years ago
Looks good, will try!