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Vietnamese Lime Iced Tea (Tra Chanh Hanoi)

Vietnamese Lime Iced Tea (Tra Chanh Hanoi) is a refreshing drink that is well-loved by young people in Hanoi, Vietnam. You need just a handful of ingredients to make this popular Vietnamese drink.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: lime iced tea, summer iced tea
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Sophie


  • 2 green tea bags
  • 1 cup hot water (at 175F)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • ice


  • Brew green tea in hot water for 3-5 minutes, or to desired strength.
  • Discard tea bags and add honey, stir to combine. Set it aside to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Add lime juice and mix. Pour into serving glasses with a lot of ice and serve.



This drink is usually made with green tea in Hanoi, so I use green tea in the photos as well as in the recipe card. However, I actually like it better with oolong tea and I strongly recommend using oolong tea to make it. The color of the drink may look just slightly different with oolong tea.
For tastier results, you can use loose leaf tea. Tea bags are convenient, but the quality is not as good as loose leaf tea.


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin C: 10mg | Iron: 1mg