• 2 individual Luzianne brand ice tea bags
  • 8 Cups of water (4 for tea, 4 for dilution)
  • Pinch of baking soda, optional (1/8 teaspoon)
  • 1 Cup Sugar (for simple syrup, 1 cup sugar / 1 cup water)
  • Fresh lemon, sliced
  • Mint sprigs


  1. Bring 4 Cups of water to a full, rolling boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add 2 Luzianne tea bags
  3. Dip the tea bags in and out to help steep
  4. Continue Steeping for 5-10 minutes
  5. Press the tea bags up against the side of the glass and remove
  6. Add remaining 4 Cups of cold water to tea concentrate
  7. Add your simple syrup, starting with 1/2 cup into the tea concentrate, continue to add depending on desired sweetness
  8. Fill a glass with ice / pour in tea
  9. To make the simple syrup: Add one cup of water and one cup of sugar to a sauce-pan over med-high heat. Stir until it reaches a boil, and continue stirring for 1-2 minutes. Take off the heat and let cool.