Orange Iced Tea

1
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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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)

How to Make Orange Iced Tea

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.

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About Orange Iced Tea

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