Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Minty Tea Punch

Minty Tea Punch
I am always on the look out for something cool and refreshing on hot summer days to drink.  One of my favorites is iced tea with lemon.  In today's recipe, iced tea is flavored with orange juice, lemon juice, and mint.   MMM - delicious, refreshing and a wonderful thirst quencher.  You begin by brewing some tea bags with fresh mint.  To the tea mixture you add lemon juice, orange juice and sugar.  Refrigerate until cold.  Serve it over ice.  Then  enjoy a nice summer beverage that is sure to help you beat the heat.

Minty Tea Punch
From Taste of Home Simple and Delicious


8 cups water, divided
12 mint sprigs
4 individual tea bags
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
Ice cubes
Orange and lemon slices, optional

1. In a large saucepan, bring 3 cups water to a boil.  Remove from heat; add mint and tea bags.  Steep, covered, 3-5 minutes according to taste.  Discard mint and tea bags.
2. Stir in orange and lemon juices, sugar and remaining water.  Transfer to a pitcher; refrigerate until cold.  Serve over ice; add orange and lemon slices if desired.

Makes 12 servings (3/4 cup each)

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