My family has been making iced tea this way ever since I was a child. When I recently prepared it for a church function, everyone liked it so much that they asked for the recipe. — Diane C Kirkpatrick, Terre Hill, Pennsylvania
- 14-1/2 cups water, divided
- 10 individual tea bags
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 2/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
- Ice cubes
- In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups of water just to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add tea bags; let stand for 10 minutes. Discard tea bags.
- Pour tea into a large container. Stir in the sugar, lemon juice, orange juice concentrate and remaining water. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice. Yield: 1 gallon.
Originally published as Sweet Citrus Iced Tea in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p228
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Reviewed May. 11, 2011
"Absolutely great - so lovely & refreshing. I cut back on the sugar because I don't like very sweet tea, and it was still very good."