The Tea Garden's Berry Citrus Iced Tea

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. -- Nothing like a cool glass of iced tea on a hot summer day.  The folks of The Tea Garden stopped by KARE 11 Today to brew up a tasty new blend.

Berry Citrus Iced Tea Recipe

2 tablespoons Tea Garden's Raspberry Lane or other Raspberry Green Tea
1 tablespoon Tea Garden's Ruby Sipper (Blood Orange & Hibiscus) or other Orange flavored tea
Ice
Honey
Lemon
Blood Orange (optional)

Boil 1 quart of water, and take off heat.
Combine both teas and steep for 6-10 min. You can use a couple of empty tea bags if you do not have a strainer for the tea.

Put 4 tablespoons of honey in pitcher. Adjust sweetness to your preference.

When tea has finished steeping, pour a little bit in the pitcher and stir to dissolve the honey.

Fill the pitcher to the top with ice cubes.

Pour the hot tea over the ice in the pitcher. Add more ice if necessary.

Squeeze in some lemon juice and add slices of lemon and blood orange.

Voila! You have yourself a refreshing summer drink.

Tips for preparing iced tea:

- You will want to steep your tea a little longer than normal because the tea will be diluted when you pour it over ice.

- Add honey or sugar to your cup first, pour some of the hot tea in first and stir to dissolve, then add the ice and pour in the rest of the hot tea.

- If you have time, you can also steep your tea hot, then let it sit and cool for a while before serving with ice. In this case you don't have to steep your tea longer.

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