Two tall Glasses of Sweet Lemon Iced Tea with lots of ice and lemon slices
5 from 5 votes

Sweet Lemon Iced Tea

It really doesn’t get more refreshing than a chilled glass of sweet lemon Iced tea. This fresh homemade version is so easy to make truly delicious.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword drinks, iced tea, summer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 glasses
Calories 15 kcal


  • Water
  • ¾ - 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 10 tea bags black tea
  • The juice of 6 fresh lemons
  • 4 lemons sliced


  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
  2. In a large, heat-proof pitcher/jug, combine the boiling water, baking soda & sugar mix well to dissolve the sugar. Add the tea bags and let steep for 10 minutes (the longer you steep the stronger the taste).

  3. Remove the tea bags.
  4. Add the lemon juice and fill the rest of the pitcher/jug with cold water.
  5. Refrigerate until chilled.
  6. Add lemon slices and ice to a the glasses and pour the tea over the ice and lemon slices to serve.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Sweet Lemon Iced Tea
Amount Per Serving
Calories 15
% Daily Value*
Sodium 35mg 1%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 34.7%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.