Nantucket Iced Tea

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This iced tea drink recipe is a blend of one part iced tea and one part lemonade. It’s a perfect, refreshing drink combination, and it’s not overly sweet!

Choose from several different methods to brew ice tea:

1. Set the tea in water in the sun for 3 to 6 hours.

2. Boil the water and steep the tea for 3 minutes (as described below).

3. Place the tea bags in water in the refrigerator for 4 to 8 hours (or longer).

Once your tea is brewed, prepare your delightful drink!

The Nantucket: Iced Tea and Lemonade Drink

The Nantucket: Iced Tea and Lemonade Drink


  • 3 black, green, or white tea bags
  • 5 lemons
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar or 4 tablespoons stevia or 1-1/2 teaspoons liquid stevia
  • 1 gallon water, 4 cups for boiling, the remaining cold water
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, loosely packed


  1. Boil the 4 cups of water and steep the teabags for 5 minutes, squeezing out the teabags into the water when removing. You want a strong tea as it will be blended with lemonade.
  2. Add the sweetener to the hot tea and stir. Squeeze five lemons over a fine mesh strainer to catch the seeds and into a bowl. You can also remove the seeds by hand.
  3. Add the ice cubes to a large pitcher and pour the steeped hot tea over. Add the cold water and the squeezed lemon juice. Taste your Nantucket. If more sweetener is needed, add it now.


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