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Orange Blossom Mint Refresher

I came up with this recipe because I'm not a fan of regular iced tea. This tea has the perfect combination of freshness and sweetness; the orange blossom water gives it a distinctive flavor. People always request the recipe. —Juliana Gauss, Centennial, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • 20 cups water
  • 1 bunch fresh mint (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large navel orange
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons orange blossom water or 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 teaspoons orange extract
  • Optional: Orange slices and additional fresh mint

Directions

  • Place water and mint in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours or until heated through. Strain tea; discard mint.
  • Whisk in sugar until dissolved. Cut orange crosswise in half; squeeze juice from orange. Stir in juice and orange blossom water. Transfer to a pitcher. Refrigerate until cold, 4-6 hours. Serve over ice with orange slices and additional mint if desired.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Orange blossom water, also called orange flower water, can be found at most specialty grocery stores or spice shops.
  • Using orange extract instead of orange blossom will add a hint of orange flavor, while blossom water adds a unique floral note.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 43 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 11g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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    • madbw722
      Mar 28, 2020

      How much tea? Or is the mint water the “tea”?

    • randcbruns
      Jun 1, 2019

      Neat drink but the orange blossom water is hard to find.

    • stage may27
      May 27, 2019

      Cool recipes

    • VsaStageMay13
      May 13, 2019

      Auny

    • MarilynSM
      Apr 20, 2019

      How much tea? You’re missing the tea in the recipe!

    • VsaDVsa
      Mar 5, 2019

      Good recipe