Pre-summer sipping: Mint orange sweet tea recipe

Guestpost by Dale Mackey on Apr 18th

This is the second of today's food-filled posts on Offbeat Home, and it's another installment from Dale Mackey. If you make this drink, let us know how it goes! -Cat

In anticipation of summer, I've already started practicing my iced tea sipping skills. After trying out different tea combinations, I've decided my absolute favorite iced tea is the very simple recipe below. Orange + mint = delicious.

Orange Mint Iced Tea


  • 3 bags Constant Comment tea
  • 2 tablespoons dried peppermint (in tea ball or rubberbanded coffee filter)
  • peel of 1 orange (or two clementines)
  • about 4 cups boiling water
  • sugar, honey, or sweetener of your choice (optional)

Put tea, mint and orange peel in a heat-safe pitcher. Add boiling water and sweetening agent if desired. Let steep for 15 minutes. Remove tea, mint, and orange peel. Let cool to room temperature and then cool in refrigerator. Serve over ice. LOVE.

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Dale works for Knoxville Community Television by day and moonlights as an actress, writer, silkscreen artist, and creative writing instructor for prisons and women’s shelters, but likes having a day job too much to do any of these full-time. And? She's got a mess more information on tinctures on her website.