Steep loose-leaf tea in 180ºF boiling water for 8-10 minutes.
While the tea is steeping, juice the lemons.
Strain the tea. Add the sweetener of your choice (honey or maple syrup) while the tea is still hot to dissolve.
Add the lemon juice, and stir.
To serve, use equal amounts of tea and cold water. Pour over ice. Enjoy!
*Although you certainly could blend the loose-leaf tea ingredients yourself, and heaven knows there are many online recipes to guide you in making one, for convenience sake, I turn to my favorite online loose leaf tea supplier Adagio Teas or I'll visit my communities local tea house to purchase Raspberry Green Tea blend.I’ve also made this tea and lemon blend using other flavors of loose-leaf teas. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your favorite flavor blends.I prefer to use glass pitchers for serving beverages, especially when I know that I will be adding hot liquids in the prep. In this recipe, a glass pitcher works well for adding the honey to the hot tea to dissolve it before adding in the lemon and cold water.