Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bruise the mint.
  2. Add the ginger and teabags.
  3. Pour over the boiling water, cover and steep for 6 or 7 minutes.
  4. Strain and discard the solids.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the remaining water and sugar just until the sugar is dissolved.
  6. Mix with the tea brew.
  7. Add the juice of the lemons and oranges, and strain.
  8. Serve chilled, over ice.
  9. (I don't mind chunky drinks, so I don't bother to strain it the second time).


Most Helpful

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.

YungB February 11, 2007

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.

Kate in Katoomba January 14, 2007

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! :)

PaulaG July 31, 2005

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