Lemon Tea

What’s delicious, makes under two minutes and requires zilch effort? Nope, not instant noodles. Lemon Tea.

It requires all of three ingredients – lemon, tea leaves and sugar – and all you need to do is add it to warm water.

Lemon Tea is perfect for when you’re too lazy to step into the kitchen, too broke to order in, too cold and need a warm beverage, too bored and hence want to eat/drink, too busy with work to bother with food, or _____. Make up your own excuse for needing a lemon tea or be unapologetic about it and down it unabashedly.

Lemon Tea

Here we go: 

Makes one cup of Lemon Tea (but feel free to make more :P)

Heat a cup of water.

Add one teaspoon of tea leaves. The water should turn black now. If not, abandon mission.

Take it off the stove and strain it into a pretty cup.

Squeeze a little less than half a medium-sized lemon. Stir.

Add 3 teaspoons of sugar. Stir again.

Note: That is how I like my Lemon Tea. You might want too add or lessen quantities of lemon and sugar depending on, well, umm, your taste/mood/weather/PMS. If you’re adventurous, experiment with honey and/or mint leaves.

If you happen to make this Lemon Tea, click a good photograph (of you and the tea, or only your tea if you’re shy) and send it to me. I’ll feature it here.

Lemon Tea

Recipe tip off: My best buddy – Sumedh.

Drink away, my friends.


Chef Manali


About Manali Shah

Postmodern. Spiritual. Feminist.

Posted on December 22, 2011, in Food and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. awesome! m glad u liked it! btw nice pictures too 🙂

  2. Hey Manali, great post! I brewed myself a cup earlier today after reading how simple it is to make lemon tea! Didn’t click a picture but maybe next time. Looking forward to more.

    • @Rushikesh: Oh, whyyy din’t you click a picture?! But since you at least made it, I should be thanking you- so thank you, I’m glad at least someone gave it a shot. 🙂
      You haven’t mentioned whether you liked it or not.. did you?

  3. I did! I normally have lemon coffee prepared similarly 🙂

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