Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Winter Orange Pomegranate Iced Tea

6 (6-ounce) servings Stand: 5 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill: 4 to 24 hours 


  • 3  cups water
  • 1  navel orange, sliced into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3  inches stick cinnamon, broken
  • 6  whole cloves
  • 4  orange-flavored or black tea bags (decaffeinated, if you like)
  • 1  cup orange juice
  • 1  cup pomegranate juice
  • 2  to 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 12  orange wedges or chunks
  • 6  lime wedges or chunks
  • 6  6-inch wooden skewers
  •   Ice cubes


1. In a medium saucepan, combine water, orange slices, cinnamon and cloves. Bring just to boiling; remove from heat. Add tea bags. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags; discard. Strain tea mixture through a fine mesh strainer; discard orange slices and spices.
2. In a glass pitcher, combine strained tea mixture, orange juice, pomegranate juice and sugar, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
3. To serve: Place 2 orange wedges and 1 lime wedge onto each skewer. Serve tea in glasses filled with ice cubes. Add fruit skewers to each glass.

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