Iced black tea lemonade - the perfect summer drink for all tea lovers. Easy to make, bursting with lemon flavor and chilled black tea is too good to keep hydrated in hot summers.
Iced black tea lemonade is one of the popular drinks in Starbucks too. The sweet and sour taste is so thirst-quenching on hot days. If you are craving Starbucks iced tea lemonade, then you can also make yourself a similar tasting delicious drink easily in less than 5 minutes.
Iced Black Tea Lemonade
On a hot summer day, there's nothing more refreshing than a tall glass of iced black tea lemonade. This is so easy to make and totally customizable. One of the easiest non-alcoholic drinks
You can actually follow your instinct and your taste buds to adjust the ingredients/ flavors in the drink. This tea is not exactly a recipe rather I would say this is an idea so that you can make your own iced black tea lemonade.
Made with just a few simple ingredients - black tea, lemon juice, sugar, and water/ ice - this refreshing beverage is perfect for quenching your thirst. And best of all, it's easy to make at home.
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Ingredients for iced black tea lemonade-
simple syrup - substitute honey or maple syrup
lemon - freshly squeezed juice or concentrated lemon juice
ice to serve
How to make simple syrup?
I make simple syrup in a large batch and store it in a glass jar for 1 - 2 weeks minimum. Those who are looking for healthier options may skip this simple syrup which is made with refined sugar. Alternatively, they can substitute it with honey, maple syrup, stevia drops, etc.
To make simple syrup, take 1 cup sugar in a saucepan and to it add 3/4 cup water. Turn on the stovetop and heat it until all sugar just melted. Don't overcook it after that as it may stiffen the liquid when cooled. Once it's done remove from heat and allow to cool down to room temperature. Store it in an air-tight glass jar for further use.
How to make iced black tea lemonade?
Just brew a pot of black tea, You can brew tea hot or cold. Wait till it cools down to room temperature before placing them in the refrigerator. Whenever required, take out the brewed tea in a glass. Add some freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar to taste, then pour over some ice.
For an extra flavor burst, you can even add a sprig of mint or a slice of lemon. So next time you're looking for a delicious way to beat the heat, reach for a glass of iced black tea lemonade. I'm sure you will love it too.
Step 1 - Brew the Tea (Hot)
Take water in a saucepan and place it on the stovetop. Turn on the heat and bring it to a boil. Add 1 tsp black tea to the boiling water and immediately turn off the heat and remove the pan from the hot burners. Let it steep for 4 - 5 minutes. Now strain the tea using a tea strainer.
Step 2 - Cooldown the hot brew tea
Cooldown the hot brewed tea and wait until it cools down to room temperature. Then refrigerate the tea for 3 - 4 hours before making the lemonade.
Step 3 - Prepare iced black tea lemonade
In a pitcher add sugar syrup, lemon juice, and water/ sparkling water. Stir to mix them nicely. Lemonade is ready. In a serving glass add ice cubes followed by chilled black tea and lemonade. Stir and serve chilled.
Iced Black Tea Lemonade
- 1 Saucepan
- 1 Tea strainer
- 1 Pitcher
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp loose tea
- 1 cup lemonade 1 cup water + simple syrup (as taste) + lemon juice 2 - 3 tsp
- 1 cup ice cubes
- In a saucepan bring water to boil.
- Turn off heat and remove the saucepan from the hot burner.
- Now add loose tea to the water and cover with a lid.
- Steep for 3 minutes.
- Strain the tea to a jar.
- Allow it to cool down naturally or cool down using ice cubes and iced tea in a shaker.
- Shake for 10 - 15 times till the iced tea becomes cold.
- Now in a pitcher add simple syrup, water, and lemon juice.
- Stir well to make lemonade.
- Take 2 serving glasses and fill with lemonade and ice cubes.
- Pour in the iced tea from the shaker and stir to mix.
- Iced black tea lemonade is ready to serve.