Homemade Orange Flavored Ice Tea
Why buy flavored ice tea when you can make your own. It’s incredibly easy to make and you know what’s in it. I like that part, I like it alot. All you need to make Homemade Orange Flavored Iced Tea is orange rind, tea bags (regular or decaf), water and a sweetener.
Adding the orange rind to the tea while it steeps gives it a subtle orange flavor that’s refreshing and so very good. I decided to sweeten the tea with brown sugar. I used a quarter cup for the whole pitcher, it sweetened it perfectly and married very well with the orange flavor. Homemade Orange Flavored Ice Tea, perfectly delicious anytime of the year, Enjoy!
Homemade Orange Flavored Iced Tea
Easy and delicious, Homemade Orange Flavored Ice tea is made with real orange rind to give it a fantastic subtle orange flavor.
- 2 oranges
- 4 cups boiling water
- 5 bags Tea, regular or decaf
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- ice cubes
Using a vegetable peeler, work around the orange removing the orange rind only in a spiral without getting the white pith from the orange. It's really a lot easier than it sounds using a peeler.
Add the orange rind and tea bags to a large pitcher, add the boiling water. Cover and let the tea steep 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags. Add the brown sugar, stir to melt the sugar. Allow the tea to cool
To serve ...remove the orange peel and pour over ice. Garnish with orange slices if desired. Store remaining tea in the refrigerator.