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iced tea recipe with step by step pics. this iced tea is a refreshing lemon ice tea made in an easy way. the recipe shared here is an easy method and gives a delicious lemon iced tea.

lemon iced tea recipe

in cafes and coffee houses, there are many types of iced tea that are offered and lemon iced tea is one of them. i do make lemon ice tea at times during summers. the recipe has been pending for a long time. so a few days back i thought of taking the pics when preparing the iced tea.

there is one more version of a fruity ice tea i have earlier shared on website and it is mango iced tea.

iced tea can be made with citrus fruits like lemons, limes, oranges and even berries. in this recipe i have used black tea powder. but you can also use tea leaves. green tea can also be used for making ice tea. since tea is rich in antioxidants, its good to include tea in your diet. also the sweetener can be given a skip if you want or you can add less sweetener. in this recipe you can skip the lemon juice if you want and make just a refreshing iced tea.

lemon ice tea recipe

i have used organic unrefined cane sugar to make the tea sweet. you can also use jaggery (though the taste will be different) or any other sweetener of your choice. if using honey, then add it in the tea when the tea comes at room temperature. adding honey in hot tea or cooking it at high temperatures, makes honey toxic according to ayurveda.

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lemon ice tea recipe

4.86 from 7 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:10 mins
Course:beverages & drinks
Cuisine:world
Servings (change the number to scale):4
lemon ice tea recipe
delicious lemon ice tea made in an easy way. 

INGREDIENTS FOR lemon ice tea recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 1.25 litres water OR 5 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons black tea powder OR black tea leaves
  • ½ cup sugar, can also add ¼ cup to ⅓ cup sugar for a less sweet taste
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, can add less or more as required
  • ice cubes, as required
  • few lemon slices for garnish, OPTIONAL

HOW TO MAKE lemon ice tea recipe

steeping tea:

  • in a pan pour 1.25 litres water.
  • heat the pan on a medium flame and let the water come to a boil. 
  • once the water comes to a boil, switch off the flame and add 2 tablespoons black tea powder. 
  • add sugar.  mix very well. 
  • let the tea leaves steep in the water for 4 to 5 minutes. for a lighter tea flavor, you can steep for 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • after the tea is steeped in the hot water, then add 3 tablespoons lemon juice. for a more lemony taste, you can add 4 tablespoons lemon juice also. 
  • stir with a spoon. 
  • then strain the lemon tea in a steel or glass jar. the glass jar should be able to handle the heat. 
  • let the lemon tea cool at room temperature. later you can chill it in the fridge. 

making iced tea:

  • while serving, add 4 to 5 ice cubes in a glass. you can add less or more as per your preference. 
  • also add 1 to 2 lemon slices. adding lemon slices is optional.
  • pour the lemon tea in the glass.
  • garnish with a lemon slice or a sprig of mint leaves. 
  • serve iced tea immediately. while drinking do stir lemon iced tea with a stirrer or a spoon. 

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how to make iced tea recipe

steeping tea

1. in a pan pour 1.25 litres water.

water for lemon iced tea

2. heat the pan on a medium flame and let the water come to a boil.

boiling water for for lemon iced tea

3. once the water comes to a boil, switch off the flame and add 2 tablespoons black tea powder. for a light tea taste, you can add 1 tablespoon tea powder. instead of tea powder, you can also use black or green tea leaves.

adding tea for lemon iced tea recipe

4. add ⅓ to ½ cup sugar. for a less sweet taste, you can add ¼ cup sugar.

adding sugar for lemon iced tea

5. mix very well and let the tea leaves steep in the water for 4 to 5 minutes. for a lighter tea flavor, you can steep for 2 to 3 minutes.

tea steeping for lemon iced tea

6. after the tea is steeped in the hot water, then add 3 tablespoons lemon juice. for a more lemony taste, you can add 4 tablespoons lemon juice also. you can also skip the lemon juice altogether and make a simple iced tea.

lemon juice for lemon iced tea recipe

7. stir with a spoon.

lemon iced tea recipe

8. then strain the tea in a steel or glass jar. the glass jar should be able to handle the heat.

straining lemon iced tea

9. let the tea cool at room temperature. later you can chill it in the fridge.

lemon iced tea recipe

making iced tea

10. while serving, add 4 to 5 ice cubes in a glass. you can add less or more as per your preference. also add 1 to 2 lemon slices. adding lemon slices is optional.

lemon iced tea recipe

11. pour the iced tea in the glass.

lemon iced tea

12. garnish with a lemon slice or a sprig of mint leaves.

lemon iced tea recipe

12. serve iced tea immediately. while drinking do stir lemon iced tea with a stirrer or a spoon.

lemon iced tea


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namaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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11 comments/reviews

  1. nice recipe!
    prepared iced tea one hot afternoon….kids loved it…it left them wanting for more…

    PS:can we added a few strands of ginger to the iced tea5 stars

  2. Hi , which cookware is it? Pan looks very sturdy and nice finish. Not something we get easily in India ? Where can I buy it ?5 stars

  3. Hi! Is it or to store this for few hours and den serve. I was hoping to pack this along with my husband’s breakfast. A lot of ice cubes might keep keep it chilled. What do you suggest ?

    • of course, you can store ice tea for a few hours or couple of days and then serve. a lot of ice cubes can also dilute the tea a lot and the taste will become like lemon flavored water. so add less ice cubes and preferably while serving.

  4. Thank you so much.
    I am glad that I will be able to make Iced Tea using fresh fruit flavors at home now.Cafes etc use tap water and readymade powder to make the same.
    Thanks a lot.5 stars

    • welcome beena. it was only after your comment, that i actually went ahead with the video. initially it was in the back of mind to take pics for iced tea, but i kept postponing it. and for this i should thank you. so thanks a lot 🙂

      just a tip – 2 tablespoons tea is slightly on the stronger side. for a light infusion, you can add 1 tablespoon tea.