Pre-summer sipping: Mint orange sweet tea recipe #Food#beverages#summer#tea April 18 | Guest post by Dale Mackey 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 Ingredients: 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. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Dale Mackey 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. http://dalemackey.wordpress.com PREVIOUS When you need a fridge full of leftovers, make jambalaya NEXT How can we transition step-children and half-siblings into a unified family? Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] I must try this! I recently bought a pitcher for summer drinks, and once the lavender lemonade that is in it currently is gone, I will totally make this. I love sweet tea~ Reply Lavender lemonade? Recipe please? Reply Perked my interest too! Reply Sounds delicious! Just made a huge batch of mint tea from our garden but love the idea of adding orange! Reply Rubber banded coffee filter = Yay! I'm glad I'm not the only person who does that! I'm too cheap to go buy a tea ball, cause someone gave me a coffee pot and what seems to be a lifetime supply of filters for a wedding present. Reply oh! we make orange-mint iced tea all of the time for the staff at my work. we muddle the mint and the orange and it makes it sweet without having to add sugar. yummo. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via e-mail No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.