Chai Tea Lemonade

Number of servings


  • 8 slices fresh ginger
  • 12 whole cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken
  • 2 black tea bags, such as Earl Grey or English breakfast
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1.5 cups freshly squeezed Sunkist® lemon juice


PREPARATION: 10 minutes

STEEP: 60 minutes


  1. Combine the ginger, spices, tea, water and sugar in a sauce pan. Bring to a quick boil over high heat. As soon as mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat. Let steep for 1 hour.
  2. Strain the cooled tea syrup into a large pitcher, add the lemon juice and stir. Serve over ice. Store refrigerated for up to 5 days.

    • Switch up the type of tea for different variations on this recipe.
    • Try it served warm for chilly days – kept warm in a slow cooker.
    • Add a tiny pinch of cayenne pepper for an extra kick of spice if desired.