Dog Days Iced Tea

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Dog Days Iced Tea

Yield: 6-8 servings.


  • 6 bags black tea (English, Earl Grey, etc.)
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves and sprigs, divided
  • 11/2 cups chilled orange juice
  • 1 orange, sliced crosswise
  • 1 lemon, sliced crosswise
  • Ice cubes


Brew a strong tea in about 6 cups water. While still hot, add sugar and about a dozen mint leaves. Let cool.
Remove teabags and mint; then add orange juice, fruit slices, and ice.
Serve over more ice, garnish with fresh mint sprigs, and add a fruit slice or two to each glass.
  • Anonymous

    I found this recipe, it was called Debbie Owen’s Iced Tea, in an issue of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Guide to Summer’s Best Recipes in an article by Jessica Barlow titled: Drinks for Dog Days. I have a pot cooling even now. Yeah for the neighbor who lets his mint grow unrestrained!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve made this all my life. Never thought of putting it in writing. But, of course, I think it’s wonderful and so do my 7 kids and their families.


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