Citrus Iced Tea
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Not sweet nor tart – just a balanced blend of tea and citrus with a hint of spice
Recipe type: Drinks
Serves: 16 servings
  • 12 ounce can of lemonade concentrate
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 quarts (8 cups) cold water
  • 6 tea bags
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 5 whole cloves, slightly crushed
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  1. Mix lemonade concentrate, orange juice and 2 quarts of cold water in a gallon jar.
  2. Measure additional 4 cups (1quart) of water in medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Slightly crush cloves with fingers and add cloves and cinnamon stick to water. Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
  3. When water comes to boil, turn off heat and add tea bags. Let steep for about 15 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags, but leave spices.
  4. Mix tea into lemonade mixture.
  5. Refrigerate covered for 2-3 hours or overnight until thoroughly chilled. Remove cloves and cinnamon stick with a spoon.
  6. Serve over ice, garnished with a slice of lemon or orange.
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at