Lemon Iced Tea

Use standard black tea for a traditional flavor or get creative with different herbal blends. Agave nectar melds fluidly with the tea; substitute honey or another sweetener if you prefer.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 6 tea bags
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp. agave nectar


  • Place tea bags into a large heatproof pitcher.
  • Measure water into a kettle or saucepan and place over high heat. Once water begins to steam but not boil, remove from heat and pour into pitcher.
  • Let tea steep 3–5 minutes, depending upon taste. Remove tea bags from pitcher and discard. Add lemon juice and agave nectar and stir well to combine.
  • Let tea cool at room temperature or place pitcher in refrigerator and chill before serving.