Iced tea

    10 min

    A simple recipe for the perfect homemade iced tea. Add sugar and lemon juice if liked, but it's not necessary.


    West Bengal , India
    7 people made this

    Serves: 1 

    • 2 teaspoons black tea leaves, such as English Breakfast or Darjeeling
    • 125ml water
    • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
    • 1/2 lemon, juiced

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Bring the water to the boil. Add to tea leaves and let steep for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on personal taste. Strain and discard tea leaves.
    2. Mix the hot tea with the sugar till the sugar has dissolved. To this add the lemon juice and 75 to 125ml of cold water according to personal taste.
    3. Add ice if liked and serve straightaway!


    You can make a litre of iced tea to serve four by quadrupling the quantities listed here. Store any leftover iced tea in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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