1/2 ounce loose-leaf tea (yes, you’re allowed to tear tea bags open)
2 cups cold water
Juice of 1/2 lemon, or to taste
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) granulated sugar, or to taste
1. Place the tea and cold water in a bowl and let steep overnight.
2. The next day, strain the tea, discarding the solids. Stir in the lemon juice and sugar until dissolved. Taste and adjust with a bit more of either/both ingredients to suit your taste, bearing in mind that it will taste less sweet when it is frozen. Pour the tea into the molds and freeze for 1 hour.
3. After 1 hour, push the sticks into the molds. The lollies should be just frozen enough to support the sticks so they are half in and half out of the molds. Pop the lollies back into the freezer until hard, at least overnight.
4. To release the lollies, run the molds under warm water for just the briefest of moments.