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Panicking about planning for a dinner party you’ve left too late? Or just want to feel fancy? This fancy homemade iced tea has got you covered. Adding edible flowers or microherbs to your ice tray is an effortless way to show your friends ‘I’m here. And I’m fancy’. Transport yourself to a white sandy beach with this zingy Apple and Mint Iced Tea, topped with fragrant minty ice cubes to keep your iced tea feeling ever-so fancy and ever-so refreshed.


Lipton Fancy Iced Tea Recipe

Fancy Iced Tea Recipe


4 ½ hours



5 Minutes



2 Lipton Stress Less tea bags

1 cup water

1 pint of freshly-squeezed or store-bought, unsweetened apple juice (100% Juice not from concentrate)

12 mint leaves, plus 2 to garnish

2 unwaxed limes (see chef’s tip)



  1. Pick the mint leaves off the stem.
  2. Lay half of the mint leaves on top of each other and roll into a tube. Using sharp scissors cut the rolled-up leaves into ribbons. Repeat with the other half.
  3. Distribute the leaves between 12 compartments of your ice cube tray.
  4. Pour over the apple juice and freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
  5. When ready to serve, brew Lipton Stress Less tea bags for 4-6 minutes in freshly boiled water and allow to cool slightly.
  6. Add six ice cubes to each glass and top with a mint leaf.


Chef’s tip: For extra zing, add the zest of 2 unwaxed limes to the mint leaves, their juice to the apple juice.