Catalina Citrus Sun Tea
To 5 Tbsp.
(9 to 12 bags)
Fresh Orange Juice
Juice Of 1 Lemon
* see note
** see note
* peeled and seeded(with membrane removed) cut into thin pieces
** in half moon slices for garnish
1. In a glass jar, combine the tea, water, sugar and mint sprig.
Screw on the cap and shake gently. Place the jar in a warm, sunny
location for 3 hours.
2. Blend the orange juice and lemon juice into the tea mixture.
Strain the mixture through a sieve, and add the orange pieces.
Refrigerate for several hours before serving, with orange slices
and mint leaves for garnish.
Makes 4 servings.
1. For thirst-quenching Early Mint Sun Tea, use 2 rounded tablespoons
Earl Grey tea, and a sprig of mint, and omit the orange and lemon
juice. Chill after straining the loose tea and mint.
2. To make a Raspberry Fizz, fill a glass 1/3 to 1/2 full of Catalina
Citrus Sun Tea, and top with your favorite sparkling water,
flavored with either raspberry essence or raspberry juice. Garnish
with skewers of fresh raspberry and mint.
3. To make a Hollywood Spritzer, place 1 tablespoon of Cointreau in
the bottom of a chilled glass. Fill the glass half-full of chilled
Catalina Citrus Sun Tea, and top with an inexpensive champagne.
Garnish with a strawberry.
from The Tea Book, Chronicle Books
Copyright © 1993 by Sara Perry and Judith Ann Rose
Photography Copyright © 1993 by Edward Gowans
Here's a quick way to brew tea, whether it's on the sunny beaches of
California's Catalina Island or on a sunny windowsill. The addition of
fresh orange and lemon juice makes this a refreshing summertime drink.