iced tea recipes

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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

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      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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