The Aromatic & Cheery Orange Iced-Tea!

So, eventhough I have returned to the land of no sun- Ireland from my month long vacation to homeland, mentally my mind refuses to leave India. In my head, I am still at my mum’s house in Central India, enjoying the delicious mangoes daily by a dozen and squinting at scorching 40 degrees Celcius outside of the house.

During my holiday, I enjoyed all variety of chilled drinks straight from the refrigerator, after a long time. This is something that the weather of Dublin, just doesn’t permit. Too cold for storing even water-bottles in the fridge! Thus, as we visited India in the very peak of summer this time, I had my fill of chilled milk-shakes, sodas and juices to my heart’s content.

Iced tea has always been one of my favorite summer drinks of all times, and nothing combines better with the chilled black tea than the beautiful citrusey flavors of the season!

Orange Iced-tea is so incredibly refreshing and a glassful of this amazing beverage is just what you need to beat the summer vibes away. It is super easy to make and looks beautiful to serve too!

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Give it a go and enjoy the summer!

Ingredients:

– 6-7 cupsΒ Water

– 3-4 tea bags of your favorite brand of tea

– 2 cups of freshly squeezed Orange juice

– 3/4th cup sugar

– Some Ice cubes

– Orange slices to garnish

– Coarsely crushed Mint leaves to garnish

Method:

– In a large saucepan, bring half of your water to a boil.

– Add the tea-bags, stir and gently boil for around a minute.

– Remove from heat. Cover and steep for 5 minutes.

– Strain with a sieve and cool this black tea to room temperature.

– Combine the black tea with the rest of the water in a large pitcher and keep in the refrigerator to chill for 1-2 hours.

– In the meanwhile, take another sauce-pan and bring your fresh orange juice and sugar to a simmer. Continue boiling gently for 4-5 minutes till sugar dissolves and syrup thickens slightly.

– Remove from heat and bring to room temperature. Store the orange syrup in a glass jar and keep to chill in the refrigerator, along with your tea.

– To serve your iced tea, fill 1/3rd of the pitcher with ice cubes. Add chilled black tea, orange syrup, orange slices and lots of crushed mint leaves.Β Stir and enjoy!

Notes-

– Adjust the quantity of tea to be used according to your personal preferance.

– You can substitute the orange with lemon or lime!

– Instead of mint leaves, you can also use the incredibly fragrant Rosemary or Basil to add aroma to your Iced-teas.

If the resulting Iced-tea seems to strong for your taste, just add chilled water to it to dilute the flavor of the tea.

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37 Comments Add yours

  1. shalini says:

    Superb recipe and so simple. Looks refreshing… Have drunk lemon iced tea this is new for me

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    1. Thanx so much Shalini! πŸ˜€ Do try it! All citrusy flavors go very well with cold teas!

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      1. shalini says:

        I will thanks

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  2. msarora says:

    Good to know that you enjoyed summer in India even at 40 degrees πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ with shakes !!!

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  3. msarora says:

    Awesome recipe ..which tea bags are used??? Green tea or the normal one???

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    1. Thanx soo much! πŸ˜€ I have used the basic tea bags that we use at home in our daily routine. No green tea! πŸ™‚

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  4. Orange iced tea…..new to me. Will try it sometime πŸ‘

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  5. gcmediain says:

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    1. Thanx so much! I will surely go through it soon!

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  6. myliron says:

    Sounds so cooling and refreshingπŸ’–

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    1. Thanx so much!πŸ˜„ x

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  7. Megala says:

    Refreshing tea for summer!

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    1. Really, much needed!πŸ˜‰ thanx!

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  8. Looks so refreshing…

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    1. Thanx Dimple! πŸ™‚

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  9. InspiresN says:

    super cool ! Mallika love it πŸ™‚ stunning pics as always!

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    1. Awe thanks so much dear Nisha!😚

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  10. Lathiya says:

    back with awesome recipe dear..looks so refreshing.. a must for the hot weather here

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    1. Thanx so much Lathiya!😊 Mentally I am there only. Still enjoying the Indian summerπŸŒ•

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  11. Vital to survive the heat! Love the mason jar styling xx

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    1. Awe thankyou missy! x

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  12. Jen says:

    Looks really good!

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    1. Thanx so much!πŸ˜„

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  13. Very refreshing and healthy..Loved it..Superb Pic

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    1. Thanx anshu!πŸ˜„

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  14. pinkiebag says:

    Great recipe. I need to try this whilst the weather is warmer, Chloe.

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    1. Thanx Chloe!πŸ˜„

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  15. Such a vibrant picture. Love it

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    1. Thanx dear! πŸ™‚

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  16. Ajay Vyas says:

    Hey
    Thank you for taking the time to step on over to Love Relaished Ink. It’s wonderful to have your whimsical soul as a new companion on my long and winding road.
    From what I have seen of your blog so far, I’ve no doubt you are already finding writing a totally engaging and personally fulfilling experience. I hope the pleasurable company of words will always flow and follow you as you flow following the flow of your flowing path flowing into the wide blue yonder, and flow onwards towards the adventures that follow the flow beyond that…
    Best wishes. Take care always in all ways for always.
    Namaste

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    1. Thanx so much Ajay for the lovely words! Nice to get in touch with you too!

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      1. Ajay Vyas says:

        Ur most welcome

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  17. Love your recipes- some of them are so simple, yet so fabulous!!! You have ‘that something’ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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    1. Awe thanx so much! πŸ™‚ x

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  18. Tea Crockery says:

    Hey thanks for stopping over at Tea Crockery! Love your blog and amazing recipes. This orange and cherry tea for sure will be a favorite for me!!

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    1. Thankyou and likewise! πŸ™‚ Wonderful blog you have there! x

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