Green Tea Lemonade Recipe

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We’re home and slowly digging into getting back into our daily routines. Spring Break was fast, fun, and absolutely fabulous. One of my favorite things I sipped on during the week was this Green Tea Lemonade.

Refreshing and oh so delicious! I also think it gives me just a little bit of energy. Maybe from the green tea?

And, so very simple to make.

I’m sure you can make it all sorts of ways, but let me tell you how I make mine.

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I’m trying to watch my sugar intake lately as well, so I’ve used stevia in place of the sugar in the lemonade and some days didn’t add any sweetener at all. You can totally use whatever you prefer. Honey would also be great and add even another layer of flavor to this drink.

Here’s my Green Tea Lemonade recipe. Hope you love it as much as I do.

Green Tea Lemonade Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Green Tea Lemonade is a refreshing, energizing drink you’ll turn to time and again.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 1 bag green tea
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, honey, or sweetener (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, two lemons
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest, two lemons
  • 8 ounces cold water
  • ice
  • lemon slices, optional

Instructions 

  • Add green tea bag and sugar to boiling water. Turn off heat and allow to steep for about 3 minutes to allow sugar to dissolve. Remove tea bag.
  • Stir in juice and zest of lemons and cold water.
  • Pour into large glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon slices (optional)
  • Variation:
  • If you have a single-serve, Keurig style coffee maker, simply add your sugar to a large, empty heat-safe glass. Then, place your green tea bag into the area of your machine where a k-cup is placed. Select the smaller brewing size for your coffee cup and brew.
  • Add lemon juice and zest to your brewed green tea and stir to combine. Add cold water, ice, and stir.

Notes

If you prefer to not use sugar, simply follow the instructions of making the green tea lemonade but omit the sugar. Then, add your favorite sugar substitute to taste once made.

Nutrition

Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 24g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Cheers!
Robyn xoxo

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22 Comments

  1. Heidi @foodiecrush says:

    I bet it tasted so good you didn’t even thing about the benefits of the antioxidants. I love it when that happens.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Oh yes! Those antioxidants didn’t even cross my mind it was so good! 🙂

  2. DessertForTwo says:

    5 stars
    This is one of my favorite drinks! I drink it in the summer when everyone else is drinking gatorade. I feel smarter, hah 😉

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      YAY! Isn’t it so refreshing, light and delicious? I am obsessed with it.

  3. Averie @ Averie Cooks says:

    Ive been drinking more tea lately & this is perfect!

  4. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This looks perfectly refreshing 🙂 I love green tea!

  5. Denise says:

    5 stars
    My 14 year old daughter and i made this today! It was fun, and really good! Thanks for the refreshing recipe!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      So glad y’all enjoyed it, Denise!

  6. Paula - bell'alimento says:

    That looks so refreshing Robyn! Glad you had a great spring break!

  7. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Now I’m craving lemonade in such a serious way!

  8. Cookbook Queen says:

    This is the PERFECT Spring drink, Robin!!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      It is so light and refreshing and just perfect.

  9. Amy says:

    Yummy and so refreshing looking!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I think you would love it, Amy!

  10. Kathryn says:

    I became slightly obsessed with the green tea lemonade from Starbucks when I was in the US recently so I’m really excited to try making my own!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Oh yes, Kathryn. This will definitely remind you of that drink, I think! 🙂