Add Orange Juice To Iced Tea For A Refreshing Twist

Add Orange Juice To Iced Tea For A Refreshing Twist

A large part of helping our earth is to use every part of seasonal fruits and vegetables in a variety of ways. This week we chose our favourite citrus, orange, to utilise to its full potential. In three recipes we took the zest, pulp and juice of the orange to make delicious recipes. Try this method with most fruits and vegetables to do your small part for Earth Day.


Iced tea is an easy way to get that mid-afternoon pick-me-up along with much-needed refreshment during long and hot dry season days. We sweeten our iced tea with fresh orange juice simple syrup which adds beautiful floral notes to bitter, brewed black tea. We also utilise the orange peel which gives the iced tea a sharp, tangy flavour.

Garnish your iced tea with mint and orange slices or, top it off with sparkling water for a hint of fizziness! Either way, you’re sure to cool down with this drink.

Author: Stephanie Pulwarty

Yields: 10 Servings

Total Time: 25 mins

  • 2 oranges 
  • 1 cup orange juice 
  • ½ cup sugar 
  • 8 black tea bags 
  • 4 cups water
  1. Using a peeler, remove the skin of the orange and add to a large glass pitcher.
  2. Add tea bags and boiling water to the pitcher. Allow to steep for 5 to 7 minutes then, remove tea bags.
  3. n a saucepan, bring sugar and orange juice to a boil. Ensure that all sugar is dissolved and let cool.
  4. Add orange simple syrup into pitcher and mix.
  5. Pour over a glass with ice and serve immediately.
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