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Spiced Orange Tea Cooler

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Ingredients
  Oranges 2 Large
  Boiling water 1 Quart
  Chopped candied ginger 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Orange juice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Sugar 7 Tablespoon
  Ice cubes 2
  Orange slices 6
Directions

With a vegetable peeler, remove zest (colored part of peel) from oranges.
Bruise zest with back of a spoon to release fragrance.
In a tea pot, combine zest, flavored tea leaves, and boiling water.
Cover and steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
Strain; discard tea leaves and zest.
Add chopped ginger to tea and let cool.
Add orange juice and sugar; stir until sugar dissolves.
Pour tea over 6 ice-filled glasses; garnish each glass with an orange slice and mint, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Beverage
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Orange

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