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Minted Iced Tea

Author/Submitted by: It's About Thyme! by Marge Clark
Servings: 1
Categories: Non-Alcoholic Beverages

4  cups  Strong tea
2  cups  Orange juice (fresh)
1 1/2  cups  Sugar
1/2  cup  Water
2  tablespoons  Orange rind, grated
1/2  cup  Fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
    Orange slices for garnish
    Fresh mint leaves, garnish

Put tea and orange juice in a two quart pitcher. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water and orange rind. Heat to boiling over high heat. Boil 5 minutes and remove from heat. Add mint leaves to hot mixture. Stir, then cover and let mixture cool to room temperature. Strain this mixture into the pitcher of tea and orange juice. Refrigerate. Serve with orange slices and fresh mint leaves, if desired. Makes about 1 1/2 quarts.

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