This wonderful and healthful iced orange tea blends soothing ginger ale with orange and lemon juices.
5 tablespoons Orange Pekoe Tea leaves
3 2-1/2-inch strips orange rind
2 cups fresh orange juice
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
Sugar to taste
3 cups ginger ale
8 thin slices of an orange
Pour 4 cups boiling water over the tea leaves and orange rind in a heat-proof bowl and let the mixture steep for 10 minutes.
Strain the tea into a pitcher, add the orange juice, the lemon juice, and the sugar, stirring until the sugar dissolves, and chill the mixture.
Add the ginger ale, pour the mixture into tall glasses filled with ice cubes, and garnish each drink with 1 of the orange slices.
Recipe makes 8 servings.
Did you know?
Ginger ale was the most popular herbal drink in the United States between 1860 and 1930. And that on May 16, 1922, the trademark for Canada Dry Pale Ginger Ale was registered.
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