Iced Green Tea

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 5m
Ready In

Recipe: #38803

May 29, 2022

"Recipe source: Bon Appetit (June/July 2022) We really liked this -- I just used regular green tea bags when I made this delicious and refreshing drink -- a mixture of lemonade and tea -- delicious."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (285.1 g)
  • Calories 162.9
  • Total Fat - 0.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 167.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 42.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.7 g
  • Sugars - 33.8 g
  • Protein - 3 g
  • Calcium - 47.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 92.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place tea bags in a large bowl or pitcher and pour in 4 1/2 cups room temperature water; let stand 1 hour. Remove and discard tea bags.

Step 2

Pour 1/2 cup tea into a measured glass and set side at room temperature. Chill remaining tea.

Step 3

Meanwhile remove zest from lemons in long strips with a vegetable peeler; set lemons aside. In a small cup or bowl combine the zest, sugar and salt and massage with your hands until zest is limp and sugar is damp (1 minute). Let sit for 1 hour.

Step 4

Place lemon zest mixture in a saucepan along with the reserved 1/2 cup tea. Place over medium heat and cook stirring constantly for 1 minute or sugar dissolves. Let it cool at room temperature. Strain syrup through a fine mesh into a pitcher; discard solids.

Step 5

Squeeze juice from reserved lemons through a sieve into a measuring cup --you need 1/2 cup juice; discard solids and add the juice to the pitcher along with the chilled tea; stir to combine.

Step 6

Divide among ice-filled glasses and garnish with a lemon slice or lemon wheel if desired.


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


Loving variety I was looking for an iced tea recipe to add to my summer refreshments. Jasmine tea being my all time favourite no surprise that not only did I enjoy but have added it to my Summer Favourites Cookbook.


review by:
(27 May 2023)


My daughter's favorite tea is Jasmine tea... and so I knew I had to make this iced tea when I saw the recipe. This is refreshing and lemony and just sweet enough. Makes me excited for summer! Made for Billboard & B'Zazzled Tag Games, here in the Recipezazz forums.


review by:
(10 Apr 2023)


Quite lovely! We enjoyed each sip of this lemony yummy drink. So good over ice on a hot day. I followed as written, but added a bit more lemon juice and for that extra taste, instead of discarding the lemon peel solids from the syrup, added it into the green tea picher - found that it added more vibrancy and it would have been a waste to throw it out. This will be made again this summer. Thank you, ellie, for sharing. Made it "For your Consideration" tag game and "Billboard" tag game Come and join us in tagging fun!


review by:
(5 Jul 2022)

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