Orange Blossom Iced Tea

Saturday, June 11, 2016

With warm weather here to stay, I've been craving a good glass of iced tea–and this orangey sipper is the perfect late afternoon pick-me-up!

Orange Blossom Iced Tea

6 black tea bags
2–4 tablespoons of honey
1 teaspoon orange-flower water
2 oranges, sliced into rounds
mint sprigs

Place tea bags and honey in a heatproof container; add 3 cups boiling water, stir to dissolve honey and let steep for 10–15 minutes. Remove tea bags, add orange-flower water, 1 sliced orange, 4 mint sprigs and 3 to 5 cups of chilled water, depending on the volume of your container and preferred strength. To serve, fill Collins glasses with ice and add strained tea. Garnish with orange slices and mint sprigs. 

Notes: A word on orange-flower water: it's a potent ingredient, so make sure you measure carefully. While this tee-totaling sipper is designed for days that need to be productive, just add gin or vodka to make it a bit more fun–cheers!

Image by Marcus Nilsson.



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