Spring has sprung in London and my thirst for hot tea gone out the door, along with my woolen underlayers and full-finger cycling gloves. Here’s a refreshing iced tea made with mint, orange and lemon. You can sweeten it with sugar or honey if you’d like, but I don’t think it needs it.
Adapted from Debbie Owens’ Iced Tea.
6 sprigs of fresh mint
1/2 orange, juiced
1/2 orange, sliced
1/2 lemon, sliced
lots of ice cubes
Bring 2 pints (1.2 liters) of water to a boil and add it to a teapot with the tea and mint. Brew for 15-20 minutes, then remove the tea-bags and mint and leave it to cool.
Put lots of ice into a glass jug and pour in the tea followed by the orange juice, orange slices and lemon slices. Stir thoroughly, and serve in glasses with more ice.