Oct 8, 2011

Indonesian Tea Punch

When my family and I were in Indonesia they had the most amazing yet simple ice tea that we have tried. The original recipe calls for green tea but if you have black that will work as well, they both taste great and pretty much the same. Fresh oranges, mint and ginger added to the tea is the secret to this year around refreshing ice cold drink.

2 cups boiling water
6 regular sized tea bags
3/4 cup white sugar
6 cups cold water
12 sprigs fresh mint
1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger
1 orange, sliced
1/2 lemon, sliced

1. In a 2-quart saucepan boil 2 cups water and ginger.

2. Meanwhile add cold water in a tea pitcher with mint, orange and lemon slices.

3. Remove pan from heat and place teabags. Allow to steep for 15 minutes. Throw tea bags in trash and add sugar, stir until dissolved.

4. Pour tea mixture into cold water in pitcher and mix well. Refrigerate.

5 fabulous comments:

Umm Mymoonah said...

Loved that fresh minty flavour, very refreshing.

Noor said...

I know I love mint as well. I have another minty drink coming out soon :)

From Yeast to Zest said...

Love the picture, it's almost as if I'm standing there looking at the mint right in front of my eyes.

Noor said...

Thanks so much it could have been better :( it was sunset.

Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy said...

This sounds fabulous! I invite you to link up at our green tea blog hop today: http://quickeasycheaphealthy.com/2011/11/fight-the-flu-with-green-tea/ See you there!