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Peppermint Lemon Iced Tea

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This easy recipe for Peppermint Lemon Iced Tea is a beautiful and refreshing summer beverage, lightly sweetened with honey, and made with herbal teabags, fresh lemon slices, and mint sprigs.

Peppermint Lemon Tea on the Porch

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You’re going to love this Mint and Lemon Iced Tea recipe as it’s the perfect summer treat you’ll love to enjoy on the porch or with friends.

Summer and iced tea just belong together. 

This iced tea recipe is a bit different from your usual run of the mill iced tea recipe. A refreshing and delicious combination of a favorite herbal tea along with the bright, citrusy flavor of lemon and the sweet, cooling flavor of mint.

It’s summer in a glass!

And when enjoyed on the porch or surrounded by a summer garden, it’s rather sublime.

Closeup view of Peppermint Lemon Tea and garden flowers.


  • Peppermint tea bags (I’m using Harney & Sons Peppermint Tea)
  • Honey (you want to use runny honey as it will dissolve better)
  • Lemon juice and slices for serving
  • Fresh mint sprigs for serving
Wedges of Lemon and Fresh Mint

6 Health Benefits of Peppermint Tea

See our post on 9 Healthy Herbal Teas for more herbal tea health benefits. If you’re interested in growing your own peppermint, see our post on Medicinal Herbs: Peppermint

While research on peppermint tea is limited, several studies outline the benefits of peppermint oil and peppermint extracts.

1. Aids digestion:

“Peppermint oil has been shown to relax muscles in your digestive system and improve various digestive symptoms.”

2. May Relieve headaches:

“While no evidence exists that peppermint tea improves headache symptoms, research suggests that peppermint oil reduces tension headaches and migraines.”

3. Freshens Breath:

“Peppermint oil has been shown to kill germs that lead to bad breath. Peppermint tea, which contains peppermint oil, may help improve breath as well.”

4. Improves Energy:

“Peppermint oil has been shown to relieve fatigue and daytime sleepiness in some studies, but research specifically on peppermint tea is lacking.”

5. Aids Seasonal Allergies:

“Peppermint contains rosmarinic acid, which has been shown to reduce allergy symptoms.”

6. Improves Concentration:

“Peppermint oil, found in peppermint tea, may help increase alertness and memory, which may improve concentration.”

Close up view of Peppermint Lemon Tea in a Pitcher with fresh mint and lemons

A few more summer recipes you might enjoy!


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Peppermint Lemon Tea on the Porch

Peppermint Lemon Iced Tea

Yield: 1 quart
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Peppermint Lemon Iced Tea is a beautiful and refreshing summer beverage, lightly sweetened with honey, and made with herbal tea, fresh lemon slices, and mint sprigs.


  • 3 peppermint tea bags
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • lemon slices and fresh mint leaves for serving


  1. In a 2-quart pitcher, pour 2 cups of boiling water over peppermint tea bags. Let steep for 4 minutes and discard the tea bags.
  2. Stir the honey and lemon juice into the tea and then 2 cups of cold water and ice to fill the pitcher.
  3. Chill and serve over ice with lemon slices and fresh mint leaves.

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