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Shaved Sweet Tea Ice

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min (includes steeping and cooling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Tea Syrup:

1 cup water

1 cup sugar 

6 black tea bags 

Shaved Ice:

8 cups ice

1 1/2 cups water 

3 lemons, 2 juiced and 1 cut into wheels 

1 or 2 shots (3 ounces) limoncello, optional 

Mint sprigs, for garnish


  1. For the tea syrup: Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepot. Remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Steep for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and let the tea syrup cool completely.
  2. For the shaved ice: In a blender, combine the ice, water, lemon juice, limoncello if using, and all of the tea syrup. Puree until smooth.
  3. Pour the tea ice into tumblers, and garnish with a lemon wheel and a mint sprig.