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Rosemary Lemon Iced Tea

Rosemary Lemon Iced Tea is the perfect way to beat the heat this summer!  With just 4 easy ingredients and minimal hands on time you will be making it over and over and over again!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: iced tea
Servings: 4 people


  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar (see post for details)
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 large sprig of rosemary (about 6-8 inches long)
  • 4 Earl Grey tea bags


  • Using a vegetable peeler, peel the yellow part of the lemons.  Be careful not to get too much of the white pith, as it is bitter.  Reserve remaining peeled lemons.
  • Place water, sugar, and lemon peels into a small pot and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat.  Place rosemary and tea bags into the pot and cover with a lid.  Allow to steep for 5 minutes.
  • Remove lid and strain the tea mixture, removing tea bags, lemon peels, and rosemary.  Do not squeeze the tea bags, as this can make it bitter.
  • Juice the remaining peeled lemons and add the lemon juice to the tea mixture.
  • Stir and chill.  Serve over ice.