Orange Mango Iced Tea

IMG_1465Hello 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…

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!

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