Lavender-Orange Iced Tea

Cuisinart original

The flavors in this iced tea are reminiscent of Earl Grey, but with the additional freshness of your own orange juice. Adding a little milk or cream when serving makes it deliciously indulgent.


Makes 8 servings


        Lavender-Black Tea
12    bags black tea (or ¼ cup loose tea
2      tablespoons dried lavender
6      cups water
         Orange Simple Syrup
1      cup granulated sugar
1      cup water
4      2-inch pieces orange peel
        Orange Juice
4      juicing oranges

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 95 (0% from fat)
carb. 25 g • pro. 0 g • fat 0 g • sat. fat 0 g • chol. 0 mg • sod. 1 mg • calc. 19 mg • fiber 0 g


1. Prepare the tea. Put the tea and lavender
into a large pot. Bring 6 cups of water to a
boil and pour over the tea/lavender. Steep
for 5 minutes. Strain and bring to room temperature and then transfer to the refrigerator
to fully chill.
2. While the tea is chilling, prepare the orange
simple syrup. Put the granulated sugar
and water in a small saucepan. Set over
medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
Once it boils, reduce heat to medium to
allow mixture to simmer until the sugar has
completely dissolved, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat, add the orange peels,
and then cool to room temperature.
Refrigerate until fully chilled prior to use.
3. Once the tea and simple syrup are fully
chilled, prepare the orange juice. Assemble
the citrus juicer attachment and set to the
LOW pulp setting. Turn to low speed and
juice the oranges.
4. Put the tea in a large pitcher and stir in the
orange simple syrup and orange juice and
serve over ice.