Dog Days Iced Tea

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Makes 8 to 10 servings.
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A hot summer day is the best time to whip up a refreshing pitcher of Dog Days Iced Tea, which is full of citrus flavor and fresh mint!

What are Dog Days? We’re glad you asked! The Dog Days of Summer are traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11. To learn more, check out our Dog Days of Summer page. In the meantime, sit back and relax with this quintessential summer beverage.

7 bags black tea (English, Earl Grey, etc.)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup mint leaves and sprigs, divided
2 cups chilled orange juice
1 orange, sliced crosswise
1 lemon, sliced crosswise
ice cubes
  1. Brew a strong tea in about 10 cups of water. While still hot, add sugar and about a dozen mint leaves. Let cool.
  2. Remove tea bags and mint; then add orange juice, fruit slices, and ice.
  3. Serve over more ice, garnish with fresh mint sprigs, and add a fruit slice or two to each glass.
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