Lemon Mint Iced Tea Recipe From Scratch

Last Updated on January 28, 2023 by Ellen Christian

You won’t believe how easy and refreshing this lemon mint iced tea is! This mint iced tea recipe starts with fresh mint, lemon, and your favorite tea bag.

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There is nothing more refreshing than an iced cold glass of tea on a hot summer day. You may want to try this rosehip and hibiscus tea infusion next.

Lemon Mint Iced Tea Recipe From Scratch

Lemon Mint Iced Tea 

I love iced tea in the summertime. I don’t drink it as often during the colder months. But, once the weather starts to get warmer, I just can’t get enough. Have you tried my Templeton Iced Tea recipe yet? Or, maybe you enjoy making sun tea instead?

This lemon mint iced tea recipe uses three tea bags. you can use whichever type you have on hand. To keep it herbal and caffeine-free, you can use chamomile or peppermint tea bags. Or, if you want something with caffeine, you can use green tea or black tea. Why not try something different and use Earl Grey or even Oolong.

Enjoy a big glass with my Palm Oil Popcorn.

What is lemon mint tea good for?

Besides tasting absolutely delicious, this mint iced tea recipe is loaded with Vitamin C which is always good to boost your immune system. Mint is often used to settle upset stomachs or calm digestive issues. Using mint and lemon together may also help relieve your headache.

What to do with too much peppermint

What is the difference between peppermint and mint?

There are many different types of mint and peppermint is just one of them. You can use peppermint in this lemon mint iced tea. Or, you can use whatever type of fresh mint you have on hand. You might want to try chocolate mint, orange mint, apple mint, or spearmint for a slightly different taste.

Lemon Mint Iced Tea Recipe From Scratch

How should I sweeten this?

If you want a honey mint iced tea, you can sweeten this with honey. But, any type of sweetener including stevia, sugar, and agave will work quite well. You can adjust the sweetness by adding more or less depending on how sweet you like your lemon mint iced tea. 

Lemon Mint Iced Tea Recipe From Scratch

Lemon mint iced tea variations

There are a few different variations you can make if you want to. If you want a lemon iced tea, simply leave the mint out. If you want a mint tea lemonade, simply start with lemonade instead of water. You can leave out the extra lemon as well.  You can make a basil mint iced tea by adding basil leaves along with the mint leaves.

Or, for a sweeter taste, you can sweeten your lemon mint iced tea with this peppermint simple syrup. And, don’t forget to garnish your drink with a slice of lemon or lime. 

You can also change up the tea bags for another type if you like. I mentioned you could use black, green, or herbal teas. But, you can also try something like blueberry or pomegranate for a completely different taste. There are all sorts of iced tea recipes out there. 

glasses with lemon mint iced tea on a blue cloth and wooden cutting board

Tip for making lemon mint iced tea

My husband loves adding ice to his drinks in the summer. So, whenever he makes iced tea, he adds at least 5 or 6 ice cubes. The end result is that his iced tea is watered down as the ice cubes melt. Instead, we freeze iced tea in ice cube trays. That way when the ice melts, it’s melted tea instead of melted water.

How long does this last?

Because there are no preservatives in this lemon mint iced tea, you need to keep it in the refrigerator in a covered pitcher. Drink it within two days. Or, you can freeze it on freezer bags and defrost it as you need it.

fresh ingredients on a cutting board to prepare this recipe

What do I need to make lemon mint iced tea?

  • 3 tea bags
  • Juice of 8 lemons + 2 teaspoons
  • A handful of fresh mint
  • 2/3 cup pure cane syrup
  • 2 3/4 – 3 cups cold water

Lemon Mint Iced Tea Recipe From Scratch

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Lemon Mint Iced Tea Recipe From Scratch

Lemon Mint Iced Tea Recipe From Scratch

Delicious lemon mint iced tea recipe from scratch

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 3 tea bags
  • Juice of 8 lemons + 2 extra for garnish
  • A handful of fresh mint
  • 2/3 cup pure cane syrup
  • 2 3/4 – 3 cups cold water


  1.  Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add tea bag then leave let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, roll 8 lemons on a hard surface with your palm. It will help to make the lemons juicier.
  3. Cut 8 lemons in half. Put a strainer on a medium bowl then squeeze lemons.
  4. Slice 2 lemons in rings and add in a pitcher with mint leaves.
  5. Pour lemon juice, syrup, tea, and water.
  6. Stir with a spoon.
  7. Refrigerate until chilled.
  8. Serve cold with ice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 3gSugar: 26gProtein: 1g

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