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    Hi I was wondering if anyone out there can help with some iced tea recipes. I
    know that in some parts of the world you are freezing but here in New Zealand we
    are sweltering in a heat wave temp today29c. Would rearly appreciate your
    Many thanks Kate Morrison

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    You could put mint in your tea-if you have fresh mint that is great!!
    You could also put raspberries in your tea.
    I have tea year round!!

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    Iced Tea

    6 bags earl grey tea (or your own tea choice)
    10 fluid ounces fresh cold orange juice
    1-2 tablespoon honey, to taste
    12 sprigs mint
    1/2 limes, juice of
    1/2 oranges, in slices
    1/2 lemons, in slices

    1. Make very strong tea in a large teapot using the tea-bags and 1
    liter/quart boiling water.
    2. Add the honey and 6 sprigs of the mint to the teapot
    3. After 20 minutes remove the tea-bags, and let the tea get really cold.
    4. When the tea is cold remove the mint.
    5. Put ice in a large jug, pour the tea over, then the orange juice and the
    juice of the lime.
    6. Follow this with the other sprigs of mint, the orange and lemon slices.
    7. Stir well and serve in glasses with more ice.

    Sparkling Iced

    This is a really refreshing drink that looks great served in margarita
    glasses! You could even add a little dark rum to spice up the flavour!

    4 cups sparkling water
    2 cups regular water
    1 cup lemon flavoured ice tea mix
    3 tablespoons honey
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1/4 cup sugar
    2 cups of crushed ice
    lemon or lime slices

    1. Combine sparkling water, water, iced tea mix, and honey in a pitcher.
    2. Take margarita glasses and rim in 1/4 cup of lemon juice.
    3. Then rim the glasses with the sugar.
    4. Fill your glasses with ice and pour in the iced tea.
    5. Garnish with lemons or limes.

    Iced Tea

    1 Lipton family size tea bag
    6 cups cold water
    1 cup hot boiling water
    1 cup sugar
    4 cups ice

    1. Place the 6 cups of water and the tea bag in a microwave safe container.
    2. Push the tea bag down into the water to thoroughly soak the tea bag.
    3. Microwave in HIGH power for 7 minutes.
    4. Remove and let rest 5 minutes.
    5. Heat the 1 cup of water in the microwave on HIGH until it just starts to
    6. Remove and slowly pour in the 1 cup of sugar, stirring to dissolve.
    7. When the sugar has completely dissolved, add this mixture into the 6 cups
    of brewed tea.
    8. Squeeze the tea bag and discard.
    9. Add the 4 cups of commercial ice to the brewed tea and dissolved'sugar
    water' mixture.
    10. To serve, pour into a glass or mug that has been filled with additional
    11. Serve with a fresh lemon or lime wedge.

    Iced Tea With A Twist

    4 cups cold strong tea
    1 cup orange juice
    1/2 cup grapefruit juice
    1/4-1/3 cup sugar
    ice cube
    1 strip orange rind (optional)
    1 strip grapefruit peel (optional)

    1. In a 2-quart pitcher combine tea, orange juice, and grapefruit juice.
    2. Stir in desired amount of sugar to taste.
    3. To serve, pour over ice cubes in glasses.
    4. If desired, tie a strip of orange peel and a strip of grapefruit peel
    into a knot and use as a garnish.
    5. Serve at once.

    Russian Iced Tea

    A nice spicy blend that is a delicious change of pace.

    2 cups sugar
    2 cinnamon sticks
    4 oranges
    3 lemons
    3 cups pineapple juice
    5 black tea bags

    1. Bring sugar and cinnamon sticks to a boil with one quart of water over
    medium heat; simmer 20 minutes.
    2. Remove zest from oranges and lemons, reserve.
    3. Squeeze juice from oranges and lemons, reserve.
    4. Remove cinnamon sticks and add fruit juices and zest, cooking 5 minutes
    5. Remove from heat and strain.
    6. Steep tea bags in 2 cups of boiling water; cool.
    7. Mix together tea with fruit juices and 2 quarts of cold water.
    8. Serve cold, over ice.

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    Hi Kate,
    Here is a recipe from the 1962 Sunday News Family cook book

    Tea Punch

    3 1/2 cups sugar
    3 cups water

    Boiling time: five minutes
    6 cups strong brewed tea
    1 cup lemon juice
    1 cup orange juice
    4 cups cranberry juice

    chilling time: three hours
    2 quarts ginger ale chilled
    lemon and orange slices for garnish

    servings: 24

    Seems like a good one for a party.
    bon appetit

    Marie Elene

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    Iced tea is pretty easy, actually. There are several ways you can make it.

    One way is to brew your tea double or triple strength, oversweeten with sugar,
    and then dilute with cold water to taste.

    Another is to fill a large glass jar with cold water, add several tea bags,
    cover tightly, and place in direct sun for a day.

    You can experiment with different kinds of tea, herbal teas, fruit teas, and so
    on. Not every kind of tea is good cold; the most popular
    ones in the US tend to be pekoe blends. (I'm not sure I want to think of iced
    Earl Grey tea. Yipes.)

    Another personal favorite (and very cheap) summer beverage is sekanjabin:

    Dissolve 4 cups sugar in 2 1/2 cups of water; when it comes to a boil add 1 cup
    wine vinegar. Simmer 1/2 hour. Add a handful of mint,
    remove from fire, let cool. Dilute the resulting syrup to taste with ice water
    (5 to 10 parts water to 1 part syrup). The syrup stores
    without refrigeration.

    The simmering is important, as it drives the acetic acid out of the vinegar and
    keeps it from being too tart. It's very pleasant and
    refreshing, something like lemonade, only minty.

    Out of curiosity, where in NZ are you? I spent several months there, many years



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