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Sweet Citrus Iced Tea

My family has been making iced tea this way ever since I was a child. When I recently prepared it for a church function, everyone liked it so much that they asked for the recipe. — Diane C Kirkpatrick, Terre Hill, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1 gallon


  • 14-1/2 cups water, divided
  • 10 tea bags
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • Ice cubes


  • In a large saucepan, bring 4 cups of water just to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add tea bags; let stand for 10 minutes. Discard tea bags.
  • Pour tea into a large container. Stir in the sugar, lemon juice, orange juice concentrate and remaining water. Refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 82 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 21g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit.

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  • Deb
    Mar 25, 2019

    I am working on this today as I am having company tomorrow. By the way...MARGERY!!!(review before me) READTHERECIPE...You only boil PART OF THE WATER...ADD REST COLD! When it comes to a recipe, you have to read and then RE-read.

  • Margery
    Jul 14, 2018

    Recipe calls for 14 1/2 cups water but directions say boil 4 cups to boil..which is it???

  • ojc0806
    Jun 29, 2017

    Wonderful, easy and delicious!

  • SHarold
    May 11, 2011

    Absolutely great - so lovely & refreshing. I cut back on the sugar because I don't like very sweet tea, and it was still very good.