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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2009


Recipe Summary

2 hrs 10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Steep loose tea (or tea bags) and orange peel in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes.

  • 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 Facts

35 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 8.7g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 8.2g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 46.5IU; vitamin c 11.6mg; folate 7mcg; calcium 6.2mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 3.7mg; potassium 66.6mg; sodium 5mg; added sugar 6g.

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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More