Tea, mint, sugar, orange and lemon juices make this a quick and easy, refreshingly delicious drink on a hot summer's day, given to me by a true Southern lady. Goes great with Cajun or spicy foods too. Every time I serve this someone asks me for the recipe!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the tea bags and mint sprigs into a large pitcher. Pour boiling water over them, and allow to steep for about 8 minutes. Remove and discard the tea bags and mint leaves, squeezing out excess liquid. Stir in sugar until dissolved, then stir in the orange juice and lemon juice. Pour in the cold water. Serve over ice cubes, garnished with orange or lemon slices.

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Nutrition Facts

94 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 24.2g 8% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 6.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2005
I'm leaving a second review with a helpful note. We've found the tea tastes much better the second day after preparing. I try to let it in the refrigerator overnight and it's great the next day. It seems to take a while for all the flavors to blend together well. Also now when I make it I eliminate the tea bags. The result is a refreshing citrus mint with nice color. I continue to use stevia instead of sugar thus a caffeine free sugar free summer drink. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/19/2005
It's best to use no pulp orance juice and strain it before you freeze it. Read More
(15)
142 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 102
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2005
I'm leaving a second review with a helpful note. We've found the tea tastes much better the second day after preparing. I try to let it in the refrigerator overnight and it's great the next day. It seems to take a while for all the flavors to blend together well. Also now when I make it I eliminate the tea bags. The result is a refreshing citrus mint with nice color. I continue to use stevia instead of sugar thus a caffeine free sugar free summer drink. Read More
(144)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2004
Great tea very refreshing! It makes approx. 2 quarts in case you wonder what size pitcher to use! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2006
Really enjoyed this delightful tea/punch made one minor adj. added 1/2 cup organic honey & cut back on the sugar content to half. Less sweet with a milder flavor...perfect! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2005
very nice! it's actually over a quart so cut back on the extra water at the end. next time I would add more lemon juice to "kick it up a notch". it is good as is I think I will serve it at my next party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2004
This is a truly wonderful recipe. Old fashioned mint really makes it special. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2004
I served this at a baby shower & it was a very big hit. I immediately had requests for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/19/2005
It's best to use no pulp orance juice and strain it before you freeze it. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2005
Refreshing and different. It got mixed reviews with my party-goers but I really liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2005
I served this last week to guests and they really liked it. It has a great flavor and is really easy to make. Read More
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