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 recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (442.9 g)
  • Calories 147.5
  • Total Fat - 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 18 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.7 g
  • Sugars - 34.4 g
  • Protein - 0.7 g
  • Calcium - 41.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 25.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

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

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


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)