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Mom's Tangerine Iced Tea

 Mom's Tangerine Iced Tea
Simple syrup gives a smooth finish to this sweet tea with a citrus twist. It's so refreshing on a hot day. —Mary Miller, Poplarville, Mississippi
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2-3/4 cups water, divided
  • 4 individual black tea bags
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups fresh tangerine juice (about 12 tangerines)
  • Ice cubes
  • Tangerine slices and mint sprigs, optional

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Remove from the
  • heat; add tea bags. Steep for 3-5 minutes. Discard tea bags; cool
  • tea slightly.
  • In another saucepan, combine remaining water and sugar; bring to a
  • boil. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat;
  • cool slightly.
  • Transfer tea and sugar syrup to a large pitcher; stir in tangerine
  • juice. Refrigerate until chilled.
  • Serve over ice; add tangerine slices and mint if desired. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 182 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.