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Earl Grey iced tea recipe

Earl Grey iced tea recipe

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Keep drinking tea all through hot summer days with this refreshing Earl Grey iced tea recipe. This elegant summer drink is super easy to make and adds pretty lemon ice cubes for an extra flourish – make a big jug to share and enjoy all day. See method

  • Serves 6 (makes approx 1.5ltr)
  • 10 mins to prepare and 4 hrs cooling and chilling, plus overnight freezing
  • 21 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 4 Earl Grey teabags
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 30g pack mint leaves, leaves picked, to serve

For the lemon ice cubes

  • 2 small lemons, cut into 24 slices

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    5g 5%
  • Salt

    0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 5.1g Protein 0.2g Fibre 0g


  1. To make the lemon ice cubes, boil a kettleful of water and leave to cool. Divide the lemon slices between 2 clean 12-hole fairy cake tins and pour a little of the cooled water over each so the slices are covered to a depth of just under 2cm water. Transfer to the freezer and leave overnight.
  2. To make the iced tea, boil a kettleful of water. Put the teabags, lemon quarters and sugar in a large heatproof jug. Pour over 1ltr boiling water and leave to infuse at room temperature for 2 hrs. Transfer to the fridge and chill for at least another 2 hrs.
  3. To serve, discard the teabags and lemon quarters. Pour into a serving jug, if you like, with another 500ml cold water. Taste for strength and add more cold water, if you like. Add the lemon ice cubes and a few fresh mint leaves; enjoy.

Tip: The iced tea can be made ahead and kept for up to 2 days in the fridge. If you’re short on time, use regular ice cubes and lemon slices to serve.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines (lemon ice cubes only)

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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