Orange and Cinnamon Iced Tea

Total Time
20mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
10 mins

It's been quite warm these last few weeks and this tea hits the spot! From Offbeat and Inspired blog, found on Pinterest. Enjoy!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a medium pot, bring 8 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Once the water boils, add the tea bags and remove from heat.
  3. Let the tea steep for 4 minutes.
  4. Remove tea bags and let the brewed tea cool.
  5. Once the tea is cooled, add the orange-cinnamon syrup. Mix thoroughly. Transfer to a serving pitcher and add ice.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
  7. To Make the Syrup:.
  8. In a small saucepan, mix the water, orange juice and sugar. Add the cinnamon sticks and orange zest.
  9. Turn heat to medium-high. Stir mixture frequently until it comes to a boil.
  10. Once the mixture boils and the sugar has dissolved, remove saucepan from the heat.
  11. Allow the sugar mixture to cool. It will thicken a bit once cooled.
  12. Strain mixture to remove cinnamon sticks and any large pieces of orange zest.
  13. Add cooled sweetener to brewed tea.
Most Helpful

5 5

A very refreshing flavorful beverage. I normally don't sweeten my iced tea, however this brought back childhood memories of sitting in lawn chairs at my grandparent's farmette. My grandmother made iced tea in a similar way. Thanks for the memoies! Made for Veg 'n Swap tag.

5 5

I used basic Tetleys tea and Splenda in place of the sugar. The recipe made a lovely refreshing glass of iced tea with a not too strong orange flavor. I'm sure that everyone (who likes iced tea's) will enjoy this delightful version of the always needed summer iced tea. Thanks Sharon for another keeper. :D