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Dog Days Iced Tea

by in Jul 1998
Dog Days Iced Tea
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Yield: 6-8 servings.

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  • 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.
Updated Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

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4 Responses to Dog Days Iced Tea

  1. Anonymous August 16, 2005 at 1:25 am #

    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.

  2. Bradley Anderton May 4, 2008 at 6:33 pm #

    Fantastic summer time drink….

  3. Anonymous July 10, 2008 at 3:16 pm #

    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!

  4. Anonymous July 12, 2008 at 6:10 pm #

    It is not my cup of tea.

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