Orange Iced Tea

Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

This is quite easy to make, and the oranges offer a refreshing citrus boost to the iced tea. I didn't include chilling time in the preparation time.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
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Serves:
4
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

2
oranges
4 c
boiling water
5
tea bags
ice cubes
honey or brown sugar, for sweetening
4
orange slices, for garnish (optional)
4
mint sprigs, for garnish (optional)

Step-By-Step

1With a vegetable peeler, peel each orange in a continuous spiral, removing only the outer orange colored layer of peel. Place orange peels in a large pitcher.

2Add the tea bags to the pitcher, and pour the boiling water over the tea bags and orange peels. Cover and steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Cover pitcher, and chill the tea mixture (with peels).

3To serve, remove the peels and pour iced tea over ice cubes in tall glasses.

4Sweeten to taste with honey (or brown sugar). Garnish with orange slices and fresh mint leaves, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: English
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #citrus, #oranges, #Iced-tea