Orange Spice Tea Recipe ~ A Hot Weather Favorite

Orange Spice Tea Recipe ~ A Hot Weather Favorite

My father is an incredible man.  When it comes to the kitchen, he is “famous” for his omelets, cream cheese dip, burgers and especially pizza.  Other than that, he pretty much lets us ladies have the kitchen.  For some reason though, he decided to come up with this recipe many years ago and, although Gatorade or Powerade are not strangers around here, during the hot summers this is plenty popular too 🙂

Orange Spice Tea

6 small bags Orange Spice Tea (Celestial Seasons is by far my all-time, hands down favorite)
2 large bags Black Tea (or 4 small)
1 gallon Water
3/4 cup Honey

Bring both teas and 4 cups (or so!) of water to a boil.

Orange Spice Tea Recipe ~ A Hot Weather Favorite

Orange Spice Tea Recipe ~ A Hot Weather Favorite

The regular method: As soon as the water boils, turn off heat and steep until the water is warm.  Remove the tea bags and mix in 3/4 cup honey.  Add the remaining 3 quarts of water.

If you are in a hurry: Simmer tea for about 5 to 10 minutes.  Remove the bags.  Mix in 3/4 cup honey, then add ice and the remaining cold water to make 1 gallon.

(Either method works great … we have been making this recipe for at least ten years, using any method, from letting it sit a few minutes to “steeping” overnight, and have yet to mess it up!)

For the guy’s work: Pour the concentrated quart between 4 empty Gatorade bottles, then add the remaining water.

Orange Spice Tea Recipe ~ A Hot Weather Favorite

Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to one week.  Enjoy!

Orange Spice Tea Recipe ~ A Hot Weather Favorite

6 thoughts on “Orange Spice Tea Recipe ~ A Hot Weather Favorite

  1. Orange spice tea is definitely my favorite! But I couldn’t help noticing the luscious looking cake next to the glass of tea! Any chance it’s one ya’ll make?? If so, I’d love to have the recipe for that, too! Blessings…Charlene

    1. Sorry for the delay in getting back. We have been running a lot the last couple days!

      We actually can’t take the credit for the “luscious looking cake”…. but is was home made 🙂

      While we were at my uncle’s wedding last week, our friend was house sitting. We sent a long list of things he should make and have ready for dinner at 10:30 pm. Everyone knew it was a complete joke, but he decided to go ahead and carry out part of it, and made a triple layer German Chocolate Cake.

      The “problem” was, he actually doubled the butter and it turned out very flat and more like a brownie than cake:) It was pretty funny as people walked in and saw the cake attempt stacked up on the counter. We were pretty impressed though, at the “luscious looking” real deal sitting in the fridge!

      It was delicious and the first cake actually tasted really good too!

  2. This sounds refreshing! We go through a bunch of sweet brewed tea during the summer. I’m going to try this with my crew! 🙂

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