Earl Grey and orange iced tea

By Kirthana | Theblurrylime
August 21, 2016
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Author Notes: This Earl Grey and orange combination is a no-brainer; it just makes sense. You would typically find iced teas flavoured with lime or lemon to give it that hint of acidity—which technically makes it an Arnold Palmer: sweet tea with lemonade—but since Earl Grey has hints of bergamot in it anyway, I switched up the citrus to an orange.

You want the distinctive flavour of the Earl Grey to shine through in this drink without overpowering the orange notes. To ensure that, don’t brew your tea for too long (If you feel it’s too light, you can add another tea bag to take it up a notch). Also, if you’re looking at making it a cocktail, a dash of rum works really well here. If you're anything like me, you probably don't have the patience to wait for this to chill in the fridge; there is a tip in there for an 'instant' version as well!
Kirthana | Theblurrylime

Makes: 2 glasses

  • 2 Earl Grey tea bags
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons sugar (or to taste)
  • A few mint leaves
  1. Immerse the tea bags in 2 cups of hot (not boiling) water for 1 minute. Remove and discard the bags.
  2. Add ice cubes to your serving glasses and pour the hot tea over it (this is an instant method if you want to drink it right away). Divide the orange juice between the glasses and add sugar to taste. Stir in a few mint leaves and serve.
  3. If you are going to be drinking it at a later time, refrigerate until ready to serve.

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