Quick and Awesome Decaffeinated Iced Tea

Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Using any microwave you can have the BEST tea. I have been making this for 15 years and have been constantly improving the recipe. Read the directions carefully and you will have the best tea out there! Please note: use Lipton Regular Size tea bags, NOT the family size.

Directions

  1. Using a 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup (must be microwaveable), add about 3 cups water. I prefer purified or bottled, room temp is best.
  2. Put the three tea bags in the water and lightly knead the bags to make sure they are soaked. Don't over do it or they could tear.
  3. Place the measuring cup into microwave and cook for 3 minutes. Depending on your power output you may increase or decrease the time.
  4. Let the tea steep for about 15 minutes.
  5. While it is steeping, cut an orange into 3-4 slices, throwing out the ends.
  6. Drop the slices into a 1 gallon pitcher.
  7. Add the sugar, covering the slices pretty good.
  8. (Sometimes I shake the pitcher to ensure the sugar coats the orange slices well)
  9. When tea had steeped and is still warm, pour over the orange/sugar and stir. Warm tea will help dissolve the sugar making a better blended product.
  10. Add water, not a full gallon as this will dilute the recipe. I use about 3/4 gallon. Stir well.
  11. Pour over lots of ice and enjoy!