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Classic Homemade Ice Tea is easy to make in just a few minutes!
Growing up, ice tea was always made homemade. In our home, we didn’t buy Tea mix or prepared iced tea.
During those times when I was a child, iced tea mix or prepared teas was not something you would typically buy & it was considered a luxury.
Most days, if you were to stop by for a visit, you would find a pot brewing on the stove with tea bags in it for the next batch of homemade iced tea.
Freshly made iced tea is a refreshing beverage to enjoy any time of the day. These days I still make a freshly made pitcher of iced tea for when I am hosting family gatherings.
It is so simple to make this Classic Homemade Iced Tea
Here is a simple recipe for classic homemade iced tea:
- 6 tea bags of black tea
- 6 cups of water
- 1/2 cup of white sugar
- 1/2 cup of lemon juice
- Ice cubes
- Boil 6 cups of water in a saucepan.
- Add the tea bags and steep for 4-5 minutes, then remove the tea bags.
- Stir in 1/2 cup of sugar until dissolved.
- Let the tea cool to room temperature.
- Stir in 1/2 cup of lemon juice.
- Add your choice of sweetner.
- Pour the tea into glasses filled with ice cubes and enjoy!
Tip: tie the tea bag strings together, then snip the tags off. This will make it easier to place in a pot of water as well as take the tea bags out.
There are other delightful flavors you can add to your tea. For example, you can add honey, freshly sliced oranges, or Strawberries. It makes a yummy summer beverage & quenches your thirst too!
What do you like to add to your iced tea? Let me know in the comments!
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I love homemade ice tea. Especially when it’s ice, ice cold. Way better than store bought. I like it with or without some lemon. This also brings back a lot of memories. Thank you.