Saturday, March 15, 2008

Grandma's Iced Tea

The bedraggled, grimy snow crust must be banished from the lands and so I make my Grandma's famous iced tea recipe. The taste of summer; iced tea and freshly squeezed oranges with a hint of mint. In season, I use crushed spearmint from the garden but now a few mint tea bags suffice.

Grandma's Iced Tea

One pot boiling water
A mix of your favorite teas (I use 6 Lipton's tea bags, 2 mint tea bags and 4 orange-spice tea bags)
Honey or sugar to taste
Juice of 4 oranges
Juice of 1 lemon

Boil water and brew up your tea. Sweeten with honey or sugar and add in citrus juices. Mix in a large pitcher with ice water. In summer, crush a handful of mint leaves and add in. Let stand at least 1-2 hours to meld flavors.

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