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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2009

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Recipe Summary

total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

about 1 cup
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.

1/2 other carbohydrate

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