Classic Iced Tea
Kick off any gathering with a refreshing summer sip -- this colorful lemonade-stand upgrade is sure to hit the spot.
- Yield: Makes about 8 cups
Source: Everyday Food, June 2012
- 6 bags black tea
- 8 wide strips lemon zest
- 8 wide strips orange zest
- 8 cups boiling water
- Lemon and orange slices (optional)
In a large pot, combine black tea, lemon and orange zest, and boiling water. Let steep 8 minutes. Remove tea bags and let cool to room temperature, about 2 hours. Serve over ice with lemon and orange slices if desired.
This drink can be refrigerated for up to 3 days -- add garnish and ice before serving. Try using canning jars in place of pitchers or glasses for a casual party.