Encore Post: Orange And Lemon Almond Mint Tea

I served Orange and Lemon Almond Mint Tea at our Easter dinner as a pre-dinner refreshment and the crowd went wild (well, as wild as an Easter Sunday crowd can get all loaded up on a non-alcoholic beverage).  Figuring we have all seen plenty of recipes over the last week leading up to the holiday, but not wanting to break with the recipe Monday routine, I offer you a repost of this refreshing Orange and Lemon Almond Tea recipe.

orange and lemon almond mint tea

Just in time for spring and summer afternoons, bridal showers, a graduation tea or girls’ night in, Orange and Lemon Almond Mint Tea is a refreshing alternative to traditional iced tea.  The combination of orange juice and fresh lemon juice pair well together to add the citrus kick, and the almond is the perfect flavor complement.

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Orange and Lemon Almond Mint Tea

Ingredients 

4  tea bags

3  tablespoons fresh mint sprigs

4  cups boiling water

1  cup sugar

¼  cup fresh lemon juice

¾  cups orange juice

2  teaspoons almond extract

additional 2 cups hot water

 

Directions

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil.

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Add tea bags, sugar and fresh mint.

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Stir well to eliminate sugar from sticking to bottom of pan.

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Remove pan from heat; cover and let steep for 15 minutes.

hot tea

Add orange juice, lemon juice, almond extract and additional 2 cups water together in a 2-quart pitcher; stir well to incorporate.

sliced-lemons

When steeping is complete, remove tea bags from mixture.  Pour steeped tea mixture into pitcher and stir well.  Refrigerate until chilled.  Serve over ice with optional garnish.  Makes 2 quarts.

enjoy

 

 

 

 

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image via A Lighthouse of Quotes

 

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