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Cool Spiced Green Tea

It's time for a twist on plain old green tea. Our spiced green tea recipe offers a pleasing mix of flavors, including cinnamon, citrus, and fresh mint.

Combine spices with citrus and fresh mint for a flavorful green tea drink.

Take your iced tea up a notch by making this spiced green tea with a pleasing mix of flavors, including cinnamon, citrus, and fresh mint.

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon water
  • 3 large green tea bags (or 6 small bags)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 6 oz can frozen orange juice
  • 6 oz can frozen lemonade
  • 2 cups chopped mint

Instructions

  • Place chopped mint on a double layer or cheesecloth. Gather edges of the cheesecloth together and tie securely to make a bag.
  • Add tea bags, mint bag, cinnamon, and cloves to gallon of water in a large pot. Bring to a boil and turn off heat. Cover and let steep for 10 minutes.
  • Remove tea, mint, cinnamon, and cloves.
  • Add sugar and stir. Add orange juice and lemonade and stir.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve over ice and garnish each glass with a sprig of mint, cinnamon stick, and lemon slice if desired.

Note: Because of the sweetness of the juices, you can adjust the amount of sugar to suit your tastes.

This recipe is adapted from Southern and Then Some, a publication of the Alabama Farmer's Cooperative.