Orange Mint Tea: A Fragrant And Luscious Drink For Calm Evenings
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The fresh orange and mint tea in this soothing blend is ideal for winding down in the late afternoon or evening. While you relax, allow the water to absorb the natural flavour of the mint leaves. The hot water causes the fresh mint leaves to release all of their delightful mint flavours, yet it doesn't seem at all overwhelming. Also, it leaves no bitter taste at all in the tea, just a nice, soothing mint flavour. When you want to relax in the evenings, this will become a firm favourite of yours. Also, although technically not "tea," this comes quite close.

The orange adds just a hint of citrus flavour that pairs well with the mint. One of those pairings that everyone just enjoys is citrus and mint. A really beautiful effect is produced in the water when the acidity of the orange and the coolness of the mint are combined, yielding a revitalizing beverage that contains no caffeine at all.

Here's how you can make this delicious tea at home:


 6 sprigs of mint

 2 cups of orange juice

 3 cups of water

 Ice cubes

 1/2 cup lemon juice

 As needed, use cold water.

 1/3 cup sugar (substitute: 1/4 cup honey)

 Fresh mint sprigs (for garnish)

 Thin slices of orange or lemon (for garnish)


 Assemble the ingredients.

 In a medium saucepan, put 3 cups of water until it is boiling. Add the mint, and then cover.

 Remove from heat and set aside for at least 15 minutes to soak.

 Discard the mint, then whisk in 1/3 cup sugar (or honey) until it is completely dissolved.

 Orange and lemon juices should be combined in a 2-quart serving pitcher. Fill the pitcher to the brim with ice, water, and mint concentrate.

 Serve with spring sprigs, thin orange or lemon slices, and a good amount of ice.