Recipe: Citrus Iced Tea

As this crazy heatwave rolls on in Melbourne I’ve needed to come up with new refreshing drinks to stock my fridge with as we’re going through them all rather quickly in an attempt to stay cool! There’s been batches of cucumber water in all kinds of flavour combos and homemade lemonade whenever I got lemons from my parents tree, and now it was time for some homemade iced tea!

I had a fruit bowl full of oranges and lemons so a citrus iced tea seemed the logical choice, and I added cinnamon to give it a nice additional flavour kick. It was super refreshing and certainly didn’t hang around long in the fridge!

Ingredients List

  • 8 black tea bags
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Up to 1/4 cup sugar (make it as sweet as you like, I like mine not too sweet)
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 2 oranges
  • Slices of lemons, limes and oranges

Citrus Iced Tea


  1. Combine tea bags, cinnamon and sugar in a saucepan with boiling water. Stir to dissolve sugar then cover and leave to sit for 10 minutes
  2. Remove the tea bags and cinnamon and leave to cool to room temperature
  3. Pour into a jug with the lemon and orange juice then add sliced fruits and refrigerate to chill
  4. Serve with additional cut fruit slices and ice and enjoy!


Easy as that! Feel free to use honey or another liquid sweetener if you’d prefer to leave out the sugar, just add it once you remove the tea bags and cinnamon and stir well to combine it.

Citrus Iced Tea

Have you made your own flavoured iced tea before? What flavour combos would you recommend?

6 Comments on Recipe: Citrus Iced Tea

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      February 10, 2014 at 8:38 pm (8 years ago)

      It’s so tasty and perfect for this crazy heat we’re having!

  1. Lila
    February 10, 2014 at 11:33 am (8 years ago)

    That looks great, perfect refreshment in this stupidly hot weather!

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      February 10, 2014 at 8:38 pm (8 years ago)

      It really is stupidly hot, isn’t it?!

  2. Ally @ Om Nom Ally
    February 11, 2014 at 5:12 pm (8 years ago)

    This would certainly hit the spot this week! I’m waiting for a new fridge to arrive on Friday (a big behemoth of a thing) and now that I’m going to have more room I’m going to make a lovely big batch of this to sip on over the weeked. Delicious!
    Thanks for linking up to the Weekend Wholefood Blender Party and I hope you’re having a marvelous week 🙂
    Ally @ Om Nom Ally recently posted…Weekend Wholefood Blender Party (12) + Make Your Own Green Smoothie Cubes

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      February 15, 2014 at 10:46 am (8 years ago)

      How exciting are new fridges! I got a huuuge one when I moved and I’m loving it! Room for everything I could possibly want!


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