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Ultimate Iced Tea

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Ultimate Iced Tea

Balanced with lemon, this classic home brewed iced tea is a refreshing favourite.


  • 8 cups - water
  • 4 bags - Tetley Orange Pekoe Tea
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) - granulated sugar
  • Pinch - baking soda
  • 2 - lemons, sliced ice cubes


  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 4 hours
  • Serves: 8
  • Difficulty: Easy



  1. Pour the water into a large saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Add the tea bags and remove from heat.
  3. Steep, covered, for 5 minutes.
  4. Squeeze the tea bags to release as much liquid as possible; discard.
  5. Stir in sugar and baking soda.
  6. Cool to room temperature.
  7. Refrigerate, covered, until well chilled or up to 3 days.
  8. Add lemon slices before serving over ice.

Tetley Tips:

  • Add mint leaves to the pitcher to add a beautiful and refreshing flavour to your ice tea.
  • Filtered water will make the clearest tea.
  • Adding baking soda to the tea removes any bitterness without needing lots of extra sugar.

*Per serving: 62 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 43 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrates, 0 g fibre, 16.5 g sugars, 0 g protein.

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