May 10, 2009

Ray's Iced Lemon Tea

What's better than lemon and tea? Iced lemon tea! I've been drinking this since I was kid but I'd usually get them pre-packaged when I was in Malaysia. The smell of fresh juicy lemons mushed with sugar and mixed with freshly brewed tea. Yum ... this is one of the drinks that will keep you asking for more. This recipe yields a gallon.

6 lemons
6 tea bags, Lipton black tea
2 cups sugar
6 cups hot water
4 cups cold water

Wash lemons thoroughly. Slice lemons and put them into a pitcher (one that measures to a gallon). Add in sugar. Using a wooden spoon, mush lemon slices with sugar until sugar is almost dissolved. You now have a tasty mixture of lemon syrup, infused with the juices of the lemon and the oil from the zest.

Steep tea bags in 6 cups of hot water for 5 minutes. Add steeped tea into the pitcher. Mix with lemon syrup until sugar completely dissolve. Add in 4 cups of cold water. Mix well.

Serve chilled with ice cubes. Enjoy!

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