2 litres



good quality, lemon tea bags

(use plain if you don't have lemon flavoured ones)

3/4 - 1 cup


(check according to your taste and the strength of your limes)

juice of 2 limes


bunch of mint

lots of ice


Boil the water then turn off the heat and add your tea-bags and a few sprigs of mint in the pan of hot water. Let these steep in the hot water for about 45 minutes (keep covered if you want). This is VERY CRUCIAL for a really great Iced tea. Don't rush it. .Remove and discard the tea bags and mint, then stir in the sugar and lime juice. You can make short work of the stirring by whizzing it in the blender for a couple minutes. Taste and adjust accordingly. If you find it mild, you can add more lime. If it's still too strong, don't worry, you will add ice cubes in there so it will get milder when it gets diluted. Adjust the sugar according to your taste. Refrigerate until very cold, then serve with lots of ice-cubes and garnish with some fresh mint.Enjoy!