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The sun’s out, you’ve got your best buds over, and everyone’s thirsty. What do you serve? Homemade green iced tea is quick and instantly refreshing, and you can easily customize it by adding fresh mint or juicy fruit to taste.

Follow the instructions below to whip up this new twist on a classic crowd-pleaser… 

Picture of sliced pineapple and mint leaves


How to make green iced tea:

  1. Boil four cups of water in a kettle and leave for a few minutes so the temperature naturally drops to no less than 195°F.
  2. Add 3-5 green teabags to a heat-proof pitcher and pour in the water.
  3. Leave to brew for 1 to 5 minutes.
  4. Remove teabags and add a little sugar if desired.
  5. Stir in six cups of ice cubes until melted, or use four cups of cold water
  6. Add freshly sliced lemon to taste. Keep refrigerated and drink within 24 hours. 


To give your brew a refreshing taste, throw a handful of mint leaves into your pitcher before pouring in water.

Feeling tropical? Add slices of pineapple, peach or guava to the pitcher before the water. The best part is eating tangy fruit from the bottom of your glass after it’s marinated.


You don’t need to stick to plain green teabags to make this cooling blend. Why not combine different Lipton infusions like Purple Acai and Blueberry Green Tea with Red Goji and Raspberry Green Tea?

The bottom line? Green iced tea doesn’t take long to make and your friends will love trying out different blends. Enjoy this cool drink next time the sun’s high in the sky.