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.