Herbal Iced Tea

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Juenessa

Adapted from Barefoot Contessa's Family Style Cookbook, 2002. My husband loves this tea!

Top Review by Domestic Goddess

Juenessa, I made this twice, as I wasn't too thrilled with how the tea tasted the first time, as the cinnamon was quite strong, so I made it again, and prefered this tea the 2nd time around. The second time I made this, I used 6 country peach passion tea bags, but only 3 cinnamon apple spice tea bags. The brand of Apple Juice I used in this tea was... Nature's Nectar. Also, when making the tea, I just bring the water to a boil, (but not a rolling boil) then I remove it immediately from the heat; pour it into a glass pitcher, (w/the tea bags) cover the pitcher with plastic wrap, and let the tea set for 1 hour. What a difference in the taste of the tea, after it sets for an hour. Otherwise the tea is a bit weak in flavor if it's just steep for 10 minutes. I'm editing my review, as I just added a packet of Splenda to my glass of tea filled with ice, and I enjoyed the tea even better. Thanks for the recipe Juenessa.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 celestial seasonings country peach passion tea bags
  • 4 celestial seasonings cinnamon apple spice tea bags
  • 4 cups pure apple juice

Directions

  1. Steep the 8 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water for about 10 minutes.
  2. Discard the tea bags.
  3. Combine the tea with the apple juice and refrigerate until cold.
  4. Serve over ice.
  5. ***Prep time does not include refrigeration time.

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