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.
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- 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).
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What a great combination, the best of orange juice and iced tea in one! I let my tea steep until quite strong but you could certainly adjust that to your taste. Mine didn't come out quite as orange as in the picture but I expect this depends on how much juice you can squeeze out of the fruit. I absolutely adored the flavour combination and will be making this again as a different summer drink. Make sure you save a bit of mint to garnish the drink with!