If you like a strong tea, steep for 1 hour or add 2 more tea bags. Limes, lemons, and oranges are equally delicious in this tea. Adjust the sweetness as desired. Like lavender? Add a sprig or two to this tea for a burst of floral freshness.
Bring 16 ounces of water to boil in a saucepan, then add the oranges and tea. Stir, remove from heat, and allow to steep for 30 minutes. Strain and add 16 more ounces of cold water, then serve over ice.
i am glad i only made a half batch so that i only wasted 99 cents on an orange and 3 tea bags. yuch! bitter! soapy! (i think it tastes how yardleys lavender soap smells) but it made the house smell good. 3 hours later i can still smell the lavender
That is WAY too long to steep tea, even for iced tea! And refrigerate up to a week? Iced tea made fresh like this is good for two days tops, really only 24 hours. Unless you're entire family is going to drink this, you're better off making it by the cup.
I am growing Lavender in my front yard. I was wonder what to do with it. It sounds like a nice tea. I might try it. I do drink tea, but I make so many home made foods that I try not to overload myself. Thanks
steep the tea for 30 minutes? I can't stand it when it gets bitter after steeping too long. If I make this I will make the tea in the fridge - steep it overnight - then maybe boil the lavender and fruit and add it.