Thursday, January 5, 2012

Spiced mint & citrus iced tea

What you need for refreshment? Try this...

4 peppermint tea bags
1 cinnamon stick
2 whole star anise
1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
2 x 5cm strips lemon rind
4 cups (1L) boiling water
3 cups (750ml) orange juice
1/3 cup torn mint leaves, plus extra to serve
ice cubes, to serve

1. Place tea bags, cinnamon, star anise, sugar and rind in a large heatproof bowl. Add boiling water and stand for 30 minutes to steep.
2. Strain into a large serving jug, discarding solids. Add orange juice and mint. Refrigerate for 2 hours, until chilled.
3. Place ice cubes in serving glasses and fill with ice tea. Garnish with mint leaves. Serve.

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