Bubbly Orange Iced Tea

    The heat is on, on the street
    Inside your head, on every beat…
    The heat is on, the heat is on, the heat is on….. 

Orange Iced Tea

Orange Iced Tea


What an apt song playing on Pandora while the heat is getting to me. All I want to do is sit with a cold drink and sip away. Trying to avoid the cokes and sprites, I was tempted with this “healthy” Orange flavoured Ice Tea.  


I love the orange colour of the tea, it’s so lively and fresh. I’m sure just the colour is a great mood booster.  And the added Fizz, it’s like a tingling adventure for the mouth.

Materials:

  • 2 Saucepans – 1 Large and 1 small
  • 1 Jug
  • Tea strainer

Ingredients

  • Water – 6 cups
  • Tea powder – Handful
  • Orange Juice – 2 cups
  • Sugar – ½ cup
  • Ice cubes
  • Club Soda – 1 cup

Method

  • In a large saucepan, to boiling water add tea powder. Allow the tea to steep for about 10 min. (ensure the heat is off)
  • In a smaller saucepan, heat the orange juice and sugar, until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  • Once both the tea and Orange syrup have cooled to room temperature, Pour them into the jug, straining the tea powder. Orange Iced Tea
  • Stir it well and refrigerate till cold.
  • Just before serving, add a cup of club soda and lots of ice to the jug.

Avoid Bitter Tea

  • Steeping tea too long makes it bitter. Experimenting would be a good way to know how long your tea should steep.
  • Iced tea needs double the amount of tea that would be used for a regular cup of hot tea.
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