Orange-Earl Grey Iced Tea

Orange-Earl Grey Iced Tea

7 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2009

Get a little pick-me-up with this orange-infused Earl Grey iced tea. Tea is rich in a class of antioxidants called flavonoids that may help reduce your risk of Alzheimer's and diabetes, plus help you have healthier teeth and gums and stronger bones. You can help preserve the flavonoids in iced tea by adding something acidic—like the orange juice in this recipe.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • ¼ cup loose Earl Grey tea, or 12 Earl Grey tea bags
  • Peel of 1 orange, plus orange wedges for garnish
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • ¾ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 cups cold water


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  1. Steep loose tea (or tea bags) and orange peel in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Strain the tea (or remove tea bags and orange peel) and pour into a large pitcher. Stir in orange juice and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Add cold water. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Serve over ice with orange wedges, if desired.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 35 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 9 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 6 g added sugars; 46 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 6 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 5 mg sodium; 67 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ other carbohydrate

Reviews 7

December 21, 2016
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By: Gwace
I drank something similar in Starbucks and felt in love ever since. Was trying to find a proper recipe and found it here! love the taste
September 08, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
My first flavored brew Not bad for my first flavored brew. I'm not a big caffeine drinking but this is good tea. Also I didn't have an orange for the peel and it turned out fine. I used Twinings, 12 bags seemed just right. Next time I'd like to follow the previous comment and skip the sugar (keep it healthy) and maybe even try the basil. Pros: cheap, fast, easy, good recipe
June 24, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Fragrant and refreshing! This iced tea recipe was so easy to make and has a beautiful nose appeal and is very tasty and refreshing! Highly recommend trying this! Pros: Easy to make; lovely scent and tasty!
June 10, 2011
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By: Kristen Haas
Orange Earl grey iced tea review - YUM I loved this recipe! I've made it twice now, and I must say that because of the orange peel/orange juice this tea is sweet enough on its own that you can probably forgo the sugar. I modified this recipe by adding some basil leaves to it, and it was FABULOUS. I served it at a dinner party and everyone loved it. You really can't go wrong with this tea. I'd also say that if you dont have 12 tea bags, you can get away with using less, just steep the tea longer. Pros: CHEAP, easy, fast, delicious Cons: none
June 10, 2011
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By: yellow_apple30
Yum! This is in regular rotation at my house. We are big iced tea drinkers, and I like throwing some flavored brews alongside typical black tea. I used tea bags instead of loose, and I found the 12 bags exactly right. I like my tea strong. The only change I made was to eliminate the sugar. We don't like sweet tea. To make this even easier, it works in the iced tea maker. Toss the orange peel in the basket with the filter and tea. Pros: easy, tasty, fresh, cheap
May 25, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
November 01, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
delicious and refreshing. I used Tazo brand tea bags, not loose, and I liked that far more than other brands I've tried. I have to say tho, that I think 5 teabags, not 12!, equal 1/4 cup loose tea. I used 5 bags for 2 qts of tea and it was plenty strong.
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