Rosie O'Grady's Minty Lemon Iced Tea

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 28m
Ready In

"Nothing is better than a homemade Iced Tea with tones of minty freshness!"

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (379.6 g)
  • Calories 126.4
  • Total Fat - 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 15.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 33.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 29.5 g
  • Protein - 0.6 g
  • Calcium - 35.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Simple Syrup: In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and 8 mint sprigs and bring to a boil. Simmer the mixture over moderate heat until the sugar dissolves.Remove from the heat and let cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

Step 2

Strain the mint syrup into a blender and puree with the 1 cup of mint leaves.

Step 3

In a large saucepan, bring the cold water to a boil. Remove from the heat, add the tea bags and let steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until chilled.

Step 4

Pour the tea into a pitcher, add the lemon juice and stir in 3/4 cup of the mint syrup, or more to taste; refrigerate the remaining syrup for later use. Serve in 8 tall glasses over ice, garnished with a mint sprig and a slice of lemon.

Step 5

MAKE AHEAD: The iced tea can be refrigerated in a covered pitcher for up to 2 days.

Step 6

NOTE: To make the tea faster, steep the tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water for 10 minutes; then stir in 4 cups of ice water. Proceed with the recipe.

Step 7

Yield: 2 quarts


No special items needed.

3 Reviews


Ten stars! This is going into my Best of 2021 file, it's that good. Next time, I'll make at least double the syrup, so it's always on hand in the fridge. It may seem like a lot of mint, but it's not at all - it's just perfect. Trying to avoid sugar, so I may try this with monkfruit sugar and see how that goes. Thanks for sharing this wonderful iced tea!


review by:
(23 Jun 2021)

dienia b

I love arnold palmers so adding mint is extra bonus


review by:
(2 Aug 2020)


This tea was wonderful, I loved it. It had so many layers of flavor. Thank you for sharing a new favorite drink. Made FYC


review by:
(9 Jul 2017)

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