Mrs. Swindell's Famous Fruited Iced Tea
 
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Recipe type: Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup sugar, granulated
  • 1/2 Cup bottle spring water
  • 6 English Breakfast tea bags boiling; water
  • 1 1/2 Cup orange juice; fresh squeezed from Valencia oranges
  • 3/4 Cup pineapple juice
Instructions
  1. At one time, I intended to teach law, so I went to Boston to get a Master's of Law degree; while there I lived with the Swindells family.
  2. Mrs.
  3. Swindells made a superb iced tea with a pronounced citrusy flavor.
  4. She insisted on using bottle spring water for a clear tasting iced tea, the sweetest and most flavored oranges and English Breakfast Tea.
  5. In saucepan, combine sugar and spring water and bring to a boil; continue to boil until liquid is clear, about 5 minutes.
  6. Chill thoroughly.
  7. Place tea bags in heat-resistant pitcher, add boiling water and let steep for about 5 minutes.
  8. Remove and discard tea bags.
  9. Let cool and refrigerate until chilled.
  10. Add orange juice, lemon juice and pineapple juice and chilled sugar syrup.
  11. Refrigerate for a few hours, preferably overnight.
  12. Serve over ice in tall glasses.
  13. MAKES: 6-8 SERVINGS SOURCE: The Dave Nichol Cookbook
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