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Tea recipes for hot weather

If you’re traveling to a tropical place or you’re facing hot weather, these tea recipes will keep you refreshed and hydrated.

 

Springtime Citrus Iced Tea


This refreshing drink combines brewed tea with frozen orange juice and lemonade concentrates, sugar and water. It’s served over ice and garnished with mint leaves.

Ingredients:

  • 6 regular tea bags
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 small can (6 oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 small can (6 oz.) frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 10 cups cold water
  • Mint leaves

Method:
Steep tea bags in boiling water just until water is dark; remove tea bags and discard. Pour sugar into tea and stir until dissolved. Stir in the juice concentrates and the 10 cups water. Refrigerate until very cold. Serve over ice, garnished with mint.

Notes:
This makes one gallon of refreshing tea.

Number of Servings: 12 servings

Iced Tea Surprise

Folks will really like this, but they might have real trouble guessing about the flavors that make this so tasty. The almond and vanilla are a great start.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon lemon instant tea concentrate
  • 1/4 cup frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 quart plus 1 cup water
  • 3 cups ice cubes
  • Orange and lemon slices with mint sprigs, optional

Method:
Combine first 5 ingredients, plus one cup water, and bring to boil to dissolve sugar. Add remaining water and mix. Place ice cubes in pitcher and pour mixture over cubes. Add orange and lemon slices on top with a sprig of mint.

Number of Servings: 6

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