Agave-Sweetened Orange Tea

Recipe by gailanng
READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 12-14


  • 12
    cups cold water, divided
  • 12
    black tea bags
  • 2
    cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 12
    cups agave nectar (or to taste)
  • ice cube
  • thin orange wedges or mint sprig (to garnish)


  • In a saucepan, combine 6 cups cold water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and immediately add the tea bags, orange juice, lemon juice and agave nectar. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the lid, allow the tea to cool and remove the tea bags with a slotted spoon. Do not squeeze bags; it makes tea bitter. Pour into a 1 gallon container, topping with the additional 6 cups cold water; stir.
  • To serve, ladle into tall glasses filled with ice and garnish with orange wedges or mint springs.