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Summer is here and it just showsJ. The temperature here has climbed to the upper 90’s (F) and it is hot and sultry both inside and outside. We were blessed with unexpected rains during the middle of the week, which provided some relief, but this weekend it is going to be just HOT. What better way to quench thirst than with some cool and refreshing ice tea? Much better than the sodas or the sugary fruit juices.

 

Now Dear Husband (DH) is a huge fan of ice tea and has a wide range of tea collection. One of his weekend activities during summer is to pull out one tea variety and brew a big pot of it. He then tops it off with ice, fruit juices, lime, mint etc.  This is a cool and refreshing way to beat the summer heat.

 

This Orange Pekoe has a mild black tea taste with hint of orange flavor to it. I liked it more when honey and hint of orange juice was added to this tea. There is no recipe as such for this, just a guideline.

 

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Ingredients:

    • 2 Orange Pekoe Tea Bags
    • Lemon/lime
    • Honey
    • Orange juice (optional)
    • 16 ounces water
    • Mint leaves(optional) ( I did not have mint leaves while making this) 

Method:
 
  • Boil cold water and allow the tea bags to brew. When brewed remove the tea bags. Allow this to cool. Refrigerate to chill.
  • While serving add ice cubes to the glass, pour in the chilled tea, lemon juice, honey and some mint leaves.

 

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