Refreshing Orange Mint Tea
Although this is called orange mint tea there is no actual tea in there, so it is more than an infusion. The mint leaves are steeped in the mixture though, like tea would be.
Feel free to swap the sugar for honey or sweetener in this orange mint tea if you wish, and you can also serve it hot or warm, although it is especially good served cold. If you are growing your own fresh mint, take the opportunity to make this wonderfully refreshing tea with it.
After dissolving the honey or sugar in the orange mint tea, you may cool it and freeze it for future use if you want. It freezes just fine. Else just serve it with plenty of ice.
This is a wonderful drink for the warmer months or whenever you want something refreshing. The citrus flavors team wonderfully with the mint and you will love this magical combination.
Orange Mint Tea: Recipe Adaptations
If you want a stronger mint flavor, let the mint steep in the hot water for 30 minutes instead of 15. You can also garnish the finished tea with lemon slices instead of orange slices if you wish, or use an artificial sweetener in place of the sugar or honey.
You can also double the recipe if you are making this for a crowd, since everyone will want at least one glassful of this wonderful and easy orange mint tea.
- 3 cups (¾ liter) water
- ½ cup (120ml) lemon juice
- ⅓ cup (45g) sugar or ¼ cup (85g) honey
- 1 pint orange juice
- 6 sprigs of fresh mint
- Cold water, as needed
- Ice cubes, as needed
- Fresh mint springs, for garnish (optional)
- Thin slices orange, for garnish (optional)
- Bring the water to a boil in a pot, then add the mint and cover the pot.
- Take it off the heat and steep the mint for 15 minutes.
- Remove the mint and stir in the sugar or honey until dissolved.
- Put the orange and lemon juices in a 2 quart (2 liter) pitcher.
- Add the mint concentrate.
- Add sufficient ice and water to fill the pitcher.
- Chill, then serve garnished with mint and orange sprigs if you like.