Orange Iced Tea with Mint and Lime

Last year a friend of mine from Hong Kong got a packet of Chinese tea leaves called “Poli”, I am not a tea lover so never used it but few days while reshuffling all those kitchen cabinets I saw that tea leaves packet lying all alone in one dark corner, and so this how it came into use, I guess this the reason I love culinary souvenirs and never say “no” for them as they always add value to your repertoire.


3 tsp good quality tea leaves
3 Cups of water
2 Cup sweetened orange juice
Mint leaves, to garnish
Sweet Lime slices, to garnish


Place the tea leaves in a large bowl. Heat water in a pan and bring to a boil.
Pour the hot water over the tea leaves and cover it with a lid and set aside for 5 minutes. Strain the tea in a jar, keeping the liquid and discarding the leaves.
Stir in the orange juice and sugar syrup if required. Stir. Let sit in the fridge until served.
Serve over ice with a lemon slice and fresh mint leaves.

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