Hello all– Are you enjoying the last warm days of summer? I’m hoping for a few more quiet hours before we’re back to school — sitting with a glass of tea and a stack of books. That would be about perfect. (in reality I think most my hours are committed to house cleaning and getting ready for school projects/meetings. oh well…)
And here’s my favorite tea at the moment. Not too sweet, nice and fruity. I think you’d like it a lot…
ORANGE MANDO ICED TEA
4 cups cold water
4 regular tea bags
1/4 cup sugar*
11.5 ounce can mango nectar (I used Kern’s brand)
1 large orange – cut in half, sliced
mint sprigs for garnish
In a pot with a lid bring water to a boil over high heat. remove from heat and add the 4 tea bags & sugar and let it steep 3 minutes. Squeeze and remove tea bags. Stir sugar until dissolved. Let it cool.
In a large pitcher, mix together the tea and mango nectar and add in the cut oranges. Refrigerate the tea until it’s chilled and then pour it over glasses of ice. Add a sprig of mint, if you like, and take a sip (preferably under a tree with a book)!
*Skip the sugar if you like, or the recipe I worked from called for 1/2 cup if you like sweet tea!