Meyer Lemon Sweet Tea

Meyer lemons are the love child of oranges and lemons. Sweet, mild tartness and tons of flavor. Meyer lemons have a small season in January, so when there available spend that extra nickel to get them. When there out of season just use lemons.

Meyer Lemon Sweet Tea

Meyer lemons are the love child of oranges and lemons. Sweet, mild tartness and tons of flavor. Meyer lemons have a small season in January, so when there available spend that extra nickel to get them. When there out of season just use lemons. Tips for success, use organic cane sugar, it’s sweeter and less refined. Buy lemons that are firm but soft enough to squeeze. If you need to soften a lemon, pop it in the microwave for 5 seconds. Make a sugar rim, take a slice of lemon and rub around the rim of the glass, the roll glass in sugar.
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: sweet tea
Servings: 1 gallon

Equipment

  • 4 quart pot
  • gallon pitcher
  • Dry Measuring Cup
  • chef knife
  • cutting board

Ingredients

  • 4 ice tea bags
  • 1 gallon water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 trays of ice cubes
  • Juice of 6 Meyer lemons
  • 1 Meyer lemon sliced thin
  • 6 sprigs mint

Instructions

  • Turn the heat on medium in a medium pot add the 4 bags of ice tea, ½ gallon of water and sugar bring to a simmer and turn off once sugar dissolves about 18 minutes, allow the tea bags too steep for 5 minutes.
  • In a gallon pitcher, add remaining water, ice and lemon juice, stir once or twice, then slowly pour in warm sweet tea, stir to combine. Serve in individual tall glasses filled with ice, garnish with lemon slices and mint.

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