Have you ever tasted one of those BIG cans of Arizona Green Iced Tea? Lightly sweet, cool, mellow, crisp & refreshing. Here’s my make at home copycat recipe. It’s a simple Iced Green Tea sweetened with sugar and a tad of honey & lemon. All my compliments to Arizona ♥
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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…so here I go…
As long as I can remember, those BIG cans of Arizona Green Iced Tea with Ginseng & Honey were my go-to if I was out and wanted a sweetened tea. Crisp, cool, refreshing and not overly sweet – it was everything I could ask for – and at .99 cents.
I’ll admit that I do not know Arizona’s recipe. Honestly, I didn’t even check the ingredients on the can. This recipe is simply my adaptation of their tea.
The first thing you’re going to notice is that this recipe only calls for two regular bags of tea. That is the correct amount. This green tea is mellow & light.
The amount of sugar you put in is really up to your tastes. I recommend starting with 1/2 cup and if you’d like it sweeter, go ahead and add that additional 1/4 cup of sugar.
Boil 12 cups of water, remove from heat, add the two teabags, cover and steep for an hour. Add the sugar, honey and lemon, taste and make any adjustments.
Chill in fridge and pour over cups filled with ice.
That’s it. I recommend storing this in a beverage dispenser for easy storage and easy serving, but a pitcher, mason jars all work as well.
This is a cheap, simple and tasty iced tea!
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Arizona Green Iced Tea (Copycat Recipe)
- 12 cups water
- 2 bags of green tea regular size teabags
- 1/2 cup sugar additional 1/4 cup may be added for a sweeter tea
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 medium lemon at room temp juiced
- Bring water to boil in a large saucepan.
- Remove from heat, add teabags, cover and let steep for an hour.
- Remove tea bags. Stir in sugar, honey and lemon juice. Taste, add additional sugar if you prefer a sweeter tea.
- Pour into 3 quart iced tea jar (pictured) and chill.
- Serve with ice and enjoy. Keep refrigerated.