Oh, Sugar Honey Iced Tea!

Today I could be posting about so many other things.  In fact, I prepared one of my favorite dishes that I’ve always previously purchased in a restaurant.  Today was my first time ever making it, or attempting anything similar.  The dish was a close disaster, but with my doctoring skills I was able to save it to the point where it was edible.  However, I have far more tweaking to do with the recipe before I am able to share it.  Disappointed that I would have nothing to share today, I decided to share my iced tea recipe.  I know, this is far too simple, but with the knowledge that a vast number of the population thinks iced tea is made from adding sugary powder to water, I’ve decided to save the world by sharing the information that iced tea is actually made from tea.  And that we don’t need to purchase $2 bottles to enjoy good iced tea.

Sugar Honey Iced Tea

Sugar Honey Iced Tea

  • 4 cups boiling hot water
  • 8 black tea bags
  • 1/4 to 3/8 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, strained
  • 2 tbsps raw honey
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • cold water and/or ice

Pour boiling hot water into glass container.  Add tea bags and steep for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes remove tea bags.  Add strained lemon juice, raw honey, and sugar.  1/2 cup is sufficient for slightly sweet tea, and 3/4 is for those who likes it sweeter.  Stir tea until honey and sugar has dissolved.  Add enough water and/or ice cubes to fill a 2 quart container.  Cold water may be added if beverage will not be served immediately, otherwise add ice.

Serves 6