Nestea Natural Lemon Flavored Iced Tea

Nestea Natural Lemon Flavored Iced Tea

Score: 5.00 (votes: 2)
Reviews: 2
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For five thousand years tea was served hot. But when a heat wave hit the World’s Fair in St. Louis in 1904, tea plantation owner Richard Blechynden couldn’t give the steamy stuff away. So he poured it over ice, creating the first iced tea, and the drink became the hit of the fair. Today Nestlé’s drink division, which markets Nestea, produces somewhere in the area of 50 percent of the world’s processed tea. That’s huge business when you consider that tea is second only to water in worldwide beverage consumption.

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Get This

  • 2 quarts (8 cups) water
  • 2 Lipton tea bags
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup bottled lemon juice
Do This

1. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil. Add tea bags and let the tea steep for 1 to 2 hours.

2. Remove the tea bags and pour the tea into a 2-quart pitcher. Add sugar and lemon juice. Cover and chill.

Makes 2 quarts.

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Nov 1, 2021, 14:17
This recipe tastes good but its not even close to the flavor of Nestea. The tea flavor is to strong and lemon flavor is off. I'm not sure what that subtle flavor is in Nestea, but it is better.
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May 11, 2021, 15:53
This is so good, definitely my go-to iced tea recipe. It tastes exactly like store bought iced tea I love it!
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