recipe: Orange pomegranate iced tea a classic accompaniment to holiday dishes
Mary Bilyeu | Contributor
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.
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