Monday, May 28, 2012

Orange Pomegranate Iced Tea

It's Memorial Day - a time to honor those who have died in service to our country.  Traditionally, parades and events at historic sites take place, followed by picnics and barbecues.  Please don't forget the sacrifices that were made, which are being commemorated today, in the midst of planning for the food and fun later on.

A great drink to serve along with your holiday dishes is iced tea - a classic.  But why serve just plain ol' tea when you can spiff it up a bit?

Although I'm noted for my sweet tooth (teeth!), I have to say that I'm not a fan of the sweet tea that is so popular in the South.  It's just too, too much for me.  I'd rather plain tea, or sometimes I add just a spritz of juice from a lemon wedge.

So this citrusy tea - with hints of spice and a touch of tartness from the pomegranate molasses - will be perfect today and throughout the summer.  Make a pitcher of it, and enjoy!

Orange Pomegranate Iced Tea

4 Constant Comment tea bags
2 orange spice tea bags
12 cups boiling water
1/4 cup sugar
4 ounces pomegranate molasses (available at Middle Eastern markets)

Place the tea bags into a pitcher; pour boiling water into the pitcher and let the tea bags steep for 10 minutes.  Remove tea bags, then stir in sugar and pomegranate molasses.  Refrigerate until cold, then serve over ice.

Makes 12 cups.


Cranberry Morning said...

Oh, that will be a new taste for me, Mary! It looks delicious, something much needed on this sultry summer day. And now that the pan of butterscotch-chocolate krispie bars is empty, I need to wind down on the sugar! So this is perfect.

Debra Hawkins said...

This looks completely delicious! I don't drink tea, but if I did, this would be on the list to try right away!

Unknown said...

As big of a sweet tooth as I have, I don't care for sweet tea either!! But this one.. oh, this tea I could drink all day, every day. It really is a great refreshing drink for the summer! Ok, ok.. for anytime in my book!!

Candace said...

I am definitely not a fan of southern sweet tea either. I normally like mine unsweetened with lemon and plenty of ice. I must say that I do love the flavor of orange and pomegranate so I'm quite sure that I would love this too. It looks and sounds sooo refreshing!

Carla from The River said...

This will be fun to try.
Thanks for sharing.

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