Iced Green Tea

4
Servings
2h
Prep Time
5m
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 recipe yields 4 servings
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Nutritional

  • 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 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.

Tips & Variations


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ForeverMama

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 https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/4foodfriendsandfun/for-your-consideration-tag-game-t2293.html and "Billboard" tag game https://www.recipezazz.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=15047&sid=71466c3ccc42e64fb88d9a9d284d70da. Come and join us in tagging fun!

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(5 Jul 2022)