- 3 Tablespoons Loose Leaf Black Tea
- 8 cups (1,494ml) Filtered Water
- 0.75 cup (140ml) Real Maple Syrup
- 2 Lemons
- Ice Cubes
Southern style, 3-ingredient sweet iced tea that is so refreshing!
This iced tea is maple sweetened and is so easy to make.
I like making a big batch so that I have sweet iced tea ready any time the craving hits!
The lemon perfectly balances out the sweet and tart black tea, which is why I finish it off with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Any black tea will work for this recipe. I personally prefer loose-leaf as there is less waste and bagged tea may contain harmful chemicals.
Steep The Tea
Add 8 cups of filtered water to a pot along with 3 Tablespoons of black tea, 3/4 cup of real maple syrup and a few lemon slices.
Gently muddle the lemon slices and bring the pot to a simmer and stir to dissolve the real maple syrup.
Simmer for 5 minutes on medium-low heat, move off the heat, cover and steep for 10-15 minutes.