Lemon Ice Tea is an easy, no-cook, and adaptable recipe. Although it’s a summer drink, you can have it any time and in any season.
It is a straightforward recipe containing minimal ingredients. Lemon ice tea has always been the most served beverage in cafeterias.
What is an Ice Tea?
If you serve your tea milk-less and with lots of ice, then you have your ice tea. Not only lemon, but you can also experiment with other flavours, for instance, fruit flavours like watermelon ice tea. However, lemon Ice Tea is the basic of them all.
You first need to perfect the basics of this recipe to get the ideal brew. Then you can endlessly experiment with this recipe—Light-strong, sweetened-unsweetened, different kinds of flavours. Finally, you can try anything and everything with it. That’s what I like about this recipe!
Ice tea is gluten-free and a highly customisable beverage. Moreover, it’s easy to store and does not have preservatives.
Lemon Ice Tea Using Sugar
Generally, sugar is in use for sweetening the ice tea. But we are using honey to give you some health benefits and protect you from the heat. But, of course, if you want, you can use sugar, both powdered and otherwise.
In some recipes, sugar is added to the water while boiling. Tea is to be added immediately after the flame is turned off. Then we need to cover the vessel with a lid for some time and let the tea release flavours – called steeping.
Sieve it and then squeeze some lemon juice in it. You can adjust the amount here. Then serve it in a glass with lots of ice cubes. You can use sugar syrup too. Just boil the tea and add lime juice and sugar syrup in the end.
Another exciting way to make this is to make lemon-concentrated sugar syrup. First, boil tea powder in water and keep it aside to cool. Then in a pan, take lemon zest/peels (large pieces) and dry roast them in the hot pan. It will add the flavour of lemon.
Add sugar to it and cook it with lemon zest for a minute. Then add water and make a syrup out of it. Remove the zest once done. Add this syrup to the tea and ice cubes later. Stir it once, and you are done.
- You can experiment with fruits like watermelon, peach, mangoes, etc.
- The measure of ingredients here is adjustable as per your taste preference.