Homemade Iced Tea with Oranges and Rosemary

by katerina on May 16, 2013

If you are looking for a light and refreshing drink for patio season here it is. Homemade iced tea is really easy to make and you can dress it up with fresh fruit, herbs, juices, or even spike it with some gin if you like.

Homemade Iced Tea

I like using only a touch of sugar and decaf tea bags so I can drink it all day long. For a more basic recipe skip the oranges and rosemary and add sliced lemon instead.

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Homemade Iced Tea with Oranges and Rosemary

(8 cups iced tea)

2 black tea bags, orange pekoe preferable (decaf is fine)
1 orange, sliced in half and then sliced
1 large sprig rosemary
2 tablespoons sugar

Put 2 litres of water in a sauce pan and bring to a simmer, add the two teabags and continue until to let it rise to a boil. Once the teabags are added set a timer for 5 minutes then turn off the heat.

Stir in your sugar, rosemary and sliced oranges. Transfer the pot to an ice bath to cool it down, it will continue to stew as it cools. Once cool remove the teabags and transfer to a pitcher. Store in the fridge. Tasty in the fridge for 2-3 days. Serve over ice.


Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time:15 minutes
Calories(approximate per serving): 25



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Valarie May 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Are these family size tea bags or the regular ones?

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katerina May 17, 2013 at 5:03 pm

I am not sure I know what a family sized tea bag is. I used regular teabags made for a pot of tea (rather than individual sized tea bags). Hope that helps?

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