Dave's World Famous Tropical Iced Tea
DAVE'S WORLD FAMOUS TROPICAL ICED TEA (also makes a good drink mixer)
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 quart hot water
8 tea bags
2 quarts iced water
2 cups fresh orange juice (about four 3" oranges)
3/4 cup lemon juice (about four lemons)
sprigs of mint
slices of lime
slices of orange
Combine 2 cups water and 2 cups sugar in a large saucepan.
Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add 1 quart hot water and tea bags.
Steep tea bags for 3-5 minutes, according to strength desired.
Discard tea bags and add hot brew to 2 quarts of iced water.
Add orange and lemon juices to iced water. Strain to remove pulp.
Stir well and refrigerate, or serve immediately over ice.
To serve with ice: In a tall glass filled half way with ice cubes (not
crushed), add a slice of lime, then fill rest of way with ice. Pour in tea.
Garnish glass with a slice of orange and a sprig of fresh mint.
Yield: 1 gallon.