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orange iced tea served in three glasses and a pitcher
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Orange Iced Tea

Orange iced tea is a refreshing and delightful drink perfect for lazy summers. Made with fresh orange juice, mint leaves, and black tea, this drink is a great thirst quencher, loved by all.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 80kcal

Ingredients

  • 2.5 tbsp black tea leaves adjust the quantity depending upon your taste
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar adjust the quantity as per taste. You may also skip it if you don't prefer sweet tea or add honey or maple syrup.
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 small orange sliced
  • Mint leaves for garnishing
  • Ice cubes

Instructions

  • In a saucepan add water, sugar, and boil until the sugar gets dissolved.
  • Add tea leaves to the pan, switch off the gas. Cover the pan and keep aside for at least 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, strain the tea in a pitcher and discard the tea leaves.
  • Once the tea reaches room temperature, add orange juice to it. Mix well and keep in the fridge till serving time.
  • To serve, add orange slices to the pitcher. Pour the tea in ice-filled glasses. Garnish with mint leaves and enjoy.

Notes

  • Adding sugar is optional. You can skip it or add any other sweetener of your choice-like honey or maple syrup.
  • Adjust the quantity of tea leaves depending upon your taste preference.

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg