Orange Mint Tea Recipe

Orange Mint Tea
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    30 mins
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This easy orange mint tea recipe actually contains no tea. Its name comes from the fact that the mint is steeped, as tea leaves would be, to make this refreshing beverage. It can be made with honey instead of sugar, if desired, and is best served cold. Take advantage of fresh spring mint for this satisfying thirst quencher.

What You'll Need

  • 3 cups water
  • 6 sprigs well-rinsed fresh mint (each about 6 inches)
  • 1/3 cup sugar or to taste OR 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Cold water
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh mint springs for garnish (optional)
  • Thin slices orange or lemon for garnish (optional)

How to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add mint, cover, remove from heat and steep 15 minutes or longer. Remove mint. Add and stir until dissolved 1/3 cup sugar (or honey). This concentrate may be cooled and frozen for later use, if desired.
     
  2. Combine orange and lemon juices in a 2-quart serving pitcher. Add mint concentrate and enough water and ice to fill the pitcher to the top. Chill completely and serve garnished with spring sprigs and thin slices of oranges or lemons.