Ice Tea
 
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Making your own iced tea is not only cost-effective but also healthier and tastier!
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
Ice Tea Ingredients
  • 2 liters or 8 cups boiling water
  • 6 Lipton tea bags
Simple Syrup
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Orange peel
  • 1 Lemon peel
Instructions
  1. Pour boiling water over 6 tea bags, let steep for 15 minutes.
  2. To make simple syrup: Combine water, sugar, orange and lemon peels. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  3. Fill a pitcher with ice and add the hot tea and simple syrup to taste. The ice will cool down the hot tea and the simple syrup, making it ready to drink right away.
  4. Add fresh mint leaves and lemon and orange slices for serving.
Notes
Variations:

Raspberry Iced Tea: Use 1 cup frozen or fresh raspberries. Mash and strain the berries to get rid of the seeds. Add the puree to the ready iced tea.

Peach Iced Tea: We use Torani peach syrup to make peach flavored iced tea. Note: Add the syrup first, then half of the simple syrup to taste because the peach syrup can be used as a sweetener as well.
Recipe by Welcome 2 Our Table at https://welcome2ourtable.com/ice-tea/