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Citrus Iced Tea

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Ingredients
  Cold water 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Loose black tea/Orange pekoe tea in tea ball / 10 tea bags 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (In Tea Ball)
  Whole cloves 6
  Orange zest strips 2 (Colored Part Of The Rind, 3 Inches Long)
  Lemon zest strips 2 (Colored Part Of The Rind, 3 Inches Long)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Packed mint leaves 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Fresh)
  Ice cubes 4
  Lemon 1 Large, unpeeled, thinly sliced
  Orange 1 Large, unpeeled, thinly sliced
  Orange zest strips 1 (1 Curly, About 8 Inches Long)
  Fresh mint sprig 1
Directions

1. Bring 4 cups of the water to a boil. Combine the tea, cloves, and the 3-inch strips of lemon and orange zest in a heatproof bowl. Cover with the boiling water and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea ball, then stir in the sugar, orange and lemon juices, and mint leaves. Cover, let stand for 30 minutes, strain into a 2-quart pitcher, and stir in the remaining 1 cup of water. Chill.
2. To serve, fill the pitcher with ice cubes and stir in the lemon and orange slices. Garnish with the curly strip of orange zest and sprigs of mint. Pour in tall glasses filled with ice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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