Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
Quakers abhor violence, and many abjure alcohol, although most believe in 'temperance' rather than 'abstinence'. However, they have no objections to double entendres. This is a lovely, refreshing summer time drink. I made it by the gallon for an August wedding last year and it was a big hit.
- 3 sprigs of fresh mint
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- 2 tea bags
- 3 1⁄2 cups boiling water
- 2 cups cold water
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 3 lemons, juice of
- 3 oranges, juice of
- Bruise the mint.
- Add the ginger and teabags.
- Pour over the boiling water, cover and steep for 6 or 7 minutes.
- Strain and discard the solids.
- Meanwhile, heat the remaining water and sugar just until the sugar is dissolved.
- Mix with the tea brew.
- Add the juice of the lemons and oranges, and strain.
- Serve chilled, over ice.
- (I don't mind chunky drinks, so I don't bother to strain it the second time).
Very refreshing drink. I didn't have fresh orange juice so I used concentrated OJ and it still came out excellent. To give it a kick, I added some pineapple rum and boy it is soooo good. Thank you for the recipe.
I wish I could give this recipe ten stars! I used Earl Grey tea bags and lemons from my tree. I love the hint of ginger taste. For me, this is the perfect ides tea recipe. Many thanks.
This makes a refreshing drink for a hot summer day. I used 4 regular size tea bags, 2 lemons instead of the 3. The drink was sweetened with Splenda instead of sugar. Everyone loved it, going back for seconds. There were no leftovers on this! :)