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Orange Green Tea Sparkler

July 11, 2011
4 Ratings
Photo by Julia Gartland. Prop Stylist: Megan Hedgpeth. Food Stylist: Samantha Seneviratne.
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

My neighbor and I had a conversation recently about a concoction she often throws together involving iced green tea and orange juice. I decided to try my own version, adding some sparkling water for a little fizz. —Merrill Stubbs

What You'll Need
  • 1 green tea bag, or the equivalent in loose tea
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 orange wedge for serving
  • Sparkling water
  1. Boil a kettle of water and put the tea bag in a mug. Pour 8 ounces of boiling water over the tea and stir in the honey. Taste and add more honey if you like, but remember you'll be adding orange juice later. Allow the tea to steep at room temperature until cool.
  2. Fill an 8-ounce glass with ice and add 1/2 cup of the tea, the orange juice and an orange wedge. Top up with sparkling water, stir gently and sip slowly, reveling in summer.

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5 Reviews

LitaBonita April 25, 2014
I am so excited to try this. One quick question, however- typically when I let my green tea steep too long (ie any longer than about 3 minutes), it gets quite bitter. Does the orange juice and honey in this recipe counter that, or do certain kinds of green tea lend themselves to extended steeping times, since you suggest letting the tea steep until it is cold? Thanks!
CapitainCook July 4, 2013
Just made it, my familly and I loved it :)
Thanks for sharing!
Kitchen B. July 14, 2011
We ran out of honey so used agave instead. Wrong move.....the taste overpowered the citrus scents and flavours. But, we recovered - or my daughter did by adding sugar, which enhanced the flavours and gave us a sense of what the true character was. Thank you for expanding our iced tea horizons!
mcs3000 July 11, 2011
Thanks, Merrill - making it now.
Merrill S. July 11, 2011
Wow! Now, that's what I call efficiency.