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orange iced tea

(6 ratings)
Recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

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.

(6 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For orange iced tea

  • 2
  • 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

  • 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.