This is an old classic, and always a favorite on a hot summer day.
I know what you’re thinking: boiling water and making tea is not the most difficult thing, but I’ve been advised to build my blog with as many blog posts in each category as possible… We all have to start somewhere… And tea is my favourite beverage.
What I like about this recipe is how simple and easy it is, while being such a crowd-pleaser. This iced tea recipe is a great asset for parties, especially in summer, and is vegan and alcohol-free. After all, not everybody drinks alcohol, so it’s always nice to have at least one alcohol-free option.
I have chosen to sweeten it with agave; however, depending on your guests’ food allergies and preferences, you could also use diabetic sweetener or, for a non-vegan option, honey.
Lemon iced tea
Yields: 1 pitcher, 2L
Preparation: 15 minutes
Additional time: Overnight
Calories: 30 calories per cup
- Boiling water
- 4 or 5 green tea teabags (depending on size of pitcher, or the strength of flavor desired)
- 3 tbsp agave syrup
- 2 lemons, sliced
- In a large pitcher, containing about 2 liters, pour hot water, leaving a space of a few centimeters (one or an inch and a half) at the top. Leave aside for 10-15 minutes to infuse tea.
- Remove the tea bags. Add the agave syrup and lemon slices. Do not throw the juice on your cutting board, add it to the pitcher.
- Leave in the refrigerator overnight to cool and infuse. Serve cold with ice.
Thank you so very much for reading, and I wish you a wonderful end of Summer!