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Lemon Iced Tea

Photo: Maura McEvoy
Yield Makes 8 servings (serving size: 8 ounces)

Ingredients

  • 2 large lemons
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 6 black tea bags
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 1 mg
  • calories 127
  • caloriesfromfat 0 %
  • carbohydrate 33 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • fat 0 g
  • fiber 0 g
  • iron 0 mg
  • protein 0 mg
  • satfat 0 g
  • sodium 5 mg

How to Make It

  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove bright yellow peel from lemons. Combine lemon peel and sugar in a medium saucepan with 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Lower heat and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mint. Cool to room temperature; strain.

  2. Steep the tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water, covered, for 5 minutes. Then remove tea bags. Stir in syrup, lemon juice, 4 cups cold water, and ice cubes. Serve in tall glasses filled with ice and a few mint leaves.