Minted Iced Tea

Liven up your outdoor entertaining with this simple fruit-infused iced tea.

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Makes:
16 servings
Serving Size:
8 ounce
Yields:
128 to 144 ounces
Prep:
20 mins
Chill:
4 hrs to 48 hrs
Cook:
15 mins
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Minted Iced Tea

Ingredients
7
cups water
2
cups sugar
8
tea bags orange pekoe tea
8
sprigs fresh mint
8
cups cold water
2
cups orange juice
3/4
cup lemon juice
 
Ice cubes
 
Fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan combine the 7 cups water and 2 cups sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add tea bags and 8 mint sprigs; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove tea bags and mint sprigs; discard.
  2. Transfer tea to a heatproof 1-1 /2- to 2-gallon bowl or container. Add the 8 cups cold water, orange juice, and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to 2 days. Serve tea over ice and garnish with additional mint sprigs. Makes 16 to 18 8-ounce servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Test Kitchen Tip:

You can halve this recipe if you want fewer servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Minted Iced Tea)
    Per serving:
  • 110 kcal cal.,
  • 0 g fat
  • (0 g sat. fat,
  • 0 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 0 g monounsatured fat),
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 3 mg sodium,
  • 28 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 24 g sugar,
  • 0 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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