Iced Tea with Orange and Mint

This refreshing iced tea is the perfect cool drink on a hot day. While many flavored iced teas have added sugar and phosphorus, this version uses fresh orange and mint leaves instead.

Serving size

1 cup

Makes

8 servings

Prep time: 5min
Cook time: 10min
Total: 15min

Ingredients

½ gallon boiling water

4 black tea bags

2 large oranges, washed and sliced

2 large sprigs fresh mint leaves, washed

Nutrition Info

Makes: 8 servings  Serving size: 1 cup

Calories

18

Fat

0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

0 mg

Carbohydrate

5 g

Sugar

3 g

Fiber

<1 g

Protein

<1 g

Sodium

8 mg

Calcium

12 mg

Phosphorus

9 mg

Potassium

138 mg

Instructions

  1. Combine the boiling water and tea bags. Set aside to brew to desired strength, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
  3. Add the orange slices and mint and return to the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.
  4. Serve over ice.

You can mix it up by using lemons, limes and fresh basil instead.