Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
From EatingWell Magazine (JulAug 2009): Get a little pick-me-up with this orange-infused Earl Grey iced tea. Tea is rich in flavonoids that my help reduce your risk of Alzheimer's and diabetes, plus help you have healthier teeth and gums and stronger bones. You can help preserve the flavonioids in iced tea by adding something acidic - like the orange juice in this recipe. Use Splenda for a more diabetic-friendly tea. NOTE: prep/cook time does not include 2-hour chill time.
- 1⁄4 cup loose earl grey tea or 12 earl grey tea bags
- peel of 1 orange, plus orange wedges for garnish
- 4 cups boiling water
- 3⁄4 cup orange juice
- 1⁄4 cup sugar (or Splenda)
- 4 cups cold water
- Steep loose tea (or tea bags) and orange peel in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Strain the tea (or remove tea bags and orange peel) and pour into a large pitcher.
- Stir in orange juice and sugar (or Splenda) until the sugar (or Splenda) is dissolved. Add cold water.
- Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
- Serve over ice with orange wedges, if desired.
I drink tea all the time I like trying different variations I enjoyed this.I used stevia for sweetner.Made for Queens of Quisine for ZWT 6
This was a nice change of pace from lemon iced tea. The amount of sugar was ideal, making this not too sweet. The tea is rather strong, though, and maybe less tea might do the trick. We enjoyed this with a nice sprig of mint! Thanks for sharing this. Made for ZWT6.
I had to steep the tea longer to get the color and flavor that I prefer. Not sure if I like the orange, think I prefer lemon, but this was a very nice change. The sugar was perfect in this. Thanks for sharing! Made for ZWT8.