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The classic sweet iced tea gets a refreshing twist from the addition of a lemon and rosemary simple syrup. Prepare to drink your new favorite tea!
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5 from 2 votes

Lemon and Rosemary Sweet Iced Tea

The classic sweet iced tea gets a refreshing twist from the addition of a lemon and rosemary simple syrup. Prepare to drink your new favorite tea!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 large pitcher
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Peel of one lemon
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 gallon size iced tea bag or 5-6 regular size tea bags
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 2-3 cups cold water
  • lemon wedges and fresh rosemary sprigs to garnish

Instructions

  • Use a paring knife to slice the peel off a lemon, set aside with fresh rosemary sprigs.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of sugar and water to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Add in lemon peel and rosemary sprigs and continue boiling for a few minutes, until mixture is clear.
  • Pour syrup mixture into a container to cool slightly.
  • Place tea bag in the bottom of a large pitcher and pour boiling water over the top. Let tea steep for 5 minutes, then remove tea bag (remember, don't squeeze!).
  • Pour in cooled syrup mixture (through a strainer to catch the lemon peel and rosemary), add cold water and stir to combine thoroughly.
  • Place pitcher in refrigerator to cool.
  • Serve cold, over ice, and garnished with a sprig of rosemary and lemon wedge, if desired.