Citrus iced tea

Citrus iced tea

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Prep: 15 mins Plus cooling


If you love tea, but you don’t find it refreshing in hot weather, try this wonderfully fresh alternative

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal37
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0g
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  • 6 ordinary tea bags
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 10 sprigs mint



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 300ml fresh orange juice
  • juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1⁄2 sliced orange, mint leaves and ice to serve



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…


  1. Make the tea with 1.2 litres water and the sugar. Add mint to the pot and infuse for 10 mins. Strain and cool.

  2. Pour into a jug, stir in the juices and serve with orange slices, mint and plenty of ice.

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23rd Jul, 2014
Can I do the recipe with another juice other than orange as I am allergic to oranges.
19th Mar, 2017
I realise it is a bit late, but you could, though it would probably work better with a more acidic juice, e.g. cranberry.
19th Oct, 2012
Nice one. I just love iced teas.
30th Aug, 2011
I made this just for a family dinner and it went down really well even with my father who wasn't an Ice Tea sort of man. But I must stress that this is much more Orange Juice than Iced tea, it is very refreshing and lovely but as I said much more a mocktail. It was easy to make but remember to think about cooling time as it is not stated here. It takes about 10 mins if you cool it in the fridge. Other than that it is a perfectly lovely recipe.
30th Jun, 2011
wow thats a really good recipe! its so fresh! the second time i tried to make this i couldnt find any sprigs of mint so i used mint imperials and they worked just aswell.
26th Jun, 2011
Try using Earl Grey or Lady Grey teabags, no bitterness and the Bergamot flavour in the Lady Grey teabags is wonderful. I prefer to squeeze the juice from oranges, lemons, and then add the rind to the teabags and castor sugar pour boiling water over this, once it's cooled down, strain into a jug and add the juice, now THAT'S refreshing.
28th Jun, 2009
I've been looking for an iced tea recipe for awhile and thought I'd try this one out. It was nice enough and I made it the way GF PJT suggested with leaving it out in the sun to steep for a few hours. I made it with Twinings Ceylon teabags and I ended up mixing it half and half with some Sprite and that made a really nice summery "swinging in the garden hammock" iced tea/punch type drink. If I make it again this is the way I'll do it. However, this was not the iced tea recipe I was looking for so I shall continue to search.
9th Jul, 2013
Try using a herbal tea instead then mixing it with apple juice for sweetness
17th Jun, 2009
The thing about making iced tea is to avoid the bitterness that comes out of the teabags - however good they are. To avoid this, let the tea infuse in sunlight - for up to 4-5 hours if necessary. You get a really good tea taste in a liquid that is very pale and not at all bitter. When you have made up the iced tea, add a dash of bourbon!
11th Aug, 2008
Great stuff


9th Jul, 2013
Could you try this recipe with earl grey tea?
bhavna shankar
3rd Aug, 2013
I made as per the instructions but found it quite low on sugar so i would recommend at least 03 if not 04 tbsps of sugar. The orange juice masked the sweetness. I also tried one batch with 3/4th a glass with the citruc ice tea and 1/4th ginger ale. It adds this zing to it. Loved it...
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