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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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)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
With 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.
2
Add 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).
3
To serve, remove the peels and pour iced tea over ice cubes in tall glasses.
4
Sweeten 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