Agave-Sweetened Orange Tea

Total Time: 40 mins
Prep Time: 35 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins

Servings: 12-14


Units: US | Metric
12 cups cold water, divided
12 black tea bags
2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups Nectave agave nectar (or to taste)
ice cubes
thin orange wedges or mint sprig (to garnish)


In a saucepan, combine 6 cups cold water and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and immediately add the tea bags, orange juice, lemon juice and
Nectave agave nectar. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.

Remove the lid, allow the tea to cool and remove the tea bags with a slotted spoon. Do not squeeze bags; it makes tea bitter. Pour into a 1 gallon container, topping with the additional 6 cups cold water; stir.

To serve, ladle into tall glasses filled with ice and garnish with orange wedges or mint sprigs.