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Dog Days Iced Tea

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Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Dog Days Iced Tea

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A hot summer day is the best time to whip up a refreshing pitcher of Dog Days Iced Tea.

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

Brew a strong tea in about 10 cups water. While still hot, add sugar and about a dozen mint leaves. Let cool.

Remove tea bags and mint; then add orange juice, fruit slices, and ice.

Serve over more ice, garnish with fresh mint sprigs, and add a fruit slice or two to each glass.