Lime iced tea

    4 hours 10 min

    The perfect balance of sweet and tangy, this lime iced tea is incomparably refreshing on a hot summer day.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 3.75 litres boiling water
    • 6 black tea bags
    • 300g granulated sugar
    • 4 limes, juiced

    Prep:10min  ›  Extra time:4hr cooling  ›  Ready in:4hr10min 

    1. Pour the water into a large jar over the tea bags. Allow to steep for 45 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags. Stir in sugar and lime juice until sugar has dissolved. Cool to room temperature; chill until cold before serving.

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    Oh my goodness! I just saw that this recipe was published (I'm the submitter). Just an FYI - you could CERTAINLY add more/less sugar if you'd like. The amount of sugar that I indicated is just what my family & I prefer. Also, you could use more/less lime juice too BUT - the only thing that I'd like to emphasize is that using FRESH lime juice is so.... much better than using bottled. (There is a huge difference, in my opinion, in the flavor).  -  29 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My grandma used to make a variation of this tea. We used 1 (small) can of frozen limeade instead of juicing all those limes. Its DEElicious!  -  19 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is lovely. So different from your usual teas. My husband drank near the whole darn thing by himself! I think I'd like to do half with Splenda and the other half with sugar next time and hide my half from the husband. NOTE: I have found limes super cheap at my local asian market.  -  20 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)