Cinnamon Spiced Orange Iced Tea Recipe
Chilled tea recipe with sweetened orange juice with cinnamon flavoured laced with star anise and lemon
Spiced Orange Iced Tea is a refreshing summer drink flavored with the citrusy juiciness of orange and whole spices. There is something extremely pleasant about having citrus in the summer season and nothing can be better that a chilled glass of Spiced Orange Iced Tea.
Serve Spiced Orange Iced Tea as along with Grilled Sub Sandwich With Paneer & Roasted Vegetables on a summer afternoon.
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- 2 teaspoon Tea bags , or tea leaves
- 2 Oranges
- 2 cups Water
- 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
- 2 Star anise , pieces
- 2 tablespoon Sugar Ingredients to garnish:
- Lemon wedges , few
- 2-3 sprig Mint Leaves (Pudina)
How to make Cinnamon Spiced Orange Iced Tea Recipe
To prepare the Spiced Orange Iced Tea, start with peeling orange. Save the orange peel for flavoring the tea and squeeze fresh juice from the orange slices. Keep the juice in a bowl and set aside until required.
Boil the water in a saucepan over high heat. Add the tea leaves, orange peel, sugar, cinnamon, star anise to the boiling water. Stir to combine and let the water simmer for few minutes over medium heat.
Once the spices and orange flavor is nicely infused into the water, turn off the heat. Strain the liquid into a large jug. Let the water cool down.
Add the orange juice to the cooled infused water and stir to combine. Refrigerate the Orange Ice Tea for a couple of hours before you are ready to serve.
To serve the Spiced Orange Iced Tea, add 1 to 2 ice cubes in each serving glass, pour the tea and garnish with lemon slices and fresh mint sprigs.
Serve Spiced Orange Iced Tea as a refreshing drink for the hot summer days.
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