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Healthy Homemade Iced Tea

This Healthy Homemade Iced Tea is a refreshing drink for summer! Only 3 ingredients, NO refined sugar, NO artificial sweeteners - under 50 calories!
Course Drink, Drinks, picnic
Cuisine American, Canadian, Healthy, Low Fat, North American, Summer
Keyword Healthy Homemade Iced Tea, Healthy Iced Tea, Sugar Free Iced Tea
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 43kcal
Author Chrissie


  • 8 cups boiling water
  • 3 bags black tea use decaffeinated black tea if desired
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey
  • 4-6 lemon slices
  • 4 cups ice cubes


  • Add the boiling water to a heat-safe jug or pitcher and drop in the tea bags.
  • Let steep for about 7 minutes.
  • Add the honey and lemon slices, and stir well until the honey dissolves.
  • Place the jug in the fridge for about 2 hours (or overnight). You can remove the tea bags after 1 hour if you wish, but leaving them in creates a stronger, more concentrated iced tea.
  • Before serving remove the tea bags and add the ice. Stir well and serve.



If you prefer a weaker iced tea, feel free to remove the tea bags earlier.
For a stronger tea, leave the tea bags in the water in the fridge overnight and some more water (to taste) before serving. Leaving your tea bags in for long periods of time can sometimes leave the tea with a slightly bitter taste, but using high-quality tea can lessen this.
Feel free to substitute agave or maple syrup for the honey in this recipe, however honey provides a lot of flavour to this recipe so it's the best choice. 


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg