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.
Orange-Earl Grey Iced Tea
From EatingWell: 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.
6 Reviews for Orange-Earl Grey Iced Tea
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!
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.
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.
SOUNDS WONDERFUL!!!!!! GOING TO BREW THIS WEEK-END!!!!