Minted Iced Tea

Nuvita Biscuits

Liven up your outdoor entertaining — or just refresh your family’s thirst — with this simple fruit-infused tea. Orange and lemon accompany the mint that flavors this summer iced tea.


  • 7 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 8 tea bags orange pekoe tea
  • 8 sprigs fresh mint
  • 8 cups cold water
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh mint sprigs (optional)


1. In a large saucepan combine the 7 cups water and 2 cups sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add tea bags and 8 mint sprigs; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove tea bags and mint sprigs; discard.

2. Transfer tea to a heatproof 1-1 /2- to 2-gallon bowl or container. Add the 8 cups cold water, orange juice, and lemon juice. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to 2 days. Serve tea over ice and garnish with additional mint sprigs.



Recipe Comments

  1. posted by encyclopath on Mar 18, 2013

    Okay, I’ve never made lipton ice tea, let alone tea it self beofre, and i’m trying to. I don’t understand the instructions, it says something about brewing, but i don’t know what brewing is.
    So can soemoen please explain to me how to make it, and do i open the teabag or do i put teh teabag in the water, also how do i brew thanks

  2. posted by Squall Leonhart on Mar 22, 2013

    there is never a gurantee for fresh herbs where i live so i was wondering if it would work to freeze them? i am particularly interested if i can freeze fresh mint since i use it alot for making iced tea. thanks in advance!

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