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Sweet Lemon Ice Tea

On a hot summer day, there is nothing that quenches the thirst quite like a cold glass of iced tea.
Try this refreshing sweet lemon iced tea recipe.


  • 4 cups water 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 tea bags
  • 1 cup lemon juice


Measure sugar and place in large mixing bowl with 1 cup lemon juice and baking soda. Stir to blend. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and place tea bags in the pan to steep for no more than 5 minutes. Remove the bags and discard, being sure not to squeeze the bags. This can release the tannin which causes your tea to taste bitter. Pour hot tea into sugar/lemon mixture and stir to mix well. Transfer into one gallon container and fill to the top with cold water. Refrigerate and serve over ice.

Ready in 6  minutes  |  Serves 8

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