Dairy Hollow House’s Famous Herbal Tea Cooler

Ingredients

FOR COOLER

  • Water (use bottled spring water if your tap water doesn’t taste good)
  • 1 box (20 bags) of Red Zinger, Raspberry Zinger, or other hibiscus- and rose hip-based herbal tea (read ingredient list on the box)
  • 1 (12-ounce) container frozen apple juice concentrate, no sugar added, thawed and undiluted
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from about 4 oranges)

FOR GARNISH

  • Ice
  • Sliced rounds of orange
  • Sliced half-rounds of lemon and lime
  • Sprigs of fresh mint

Directions

  1. Bring 4 cups (1 quart) water to a hard boil. Turn off heat and drop in all 20 tea bags. Let steep until liquid is at room temperature (tea can even steep overnight).
  2. Fish out the tea bags, squeezing them with clean hands to get every last drop of flavor.
  3. Stir in the thawed, undiluted apple juice concentrate and fresh orange juice, along with an additional cup of cold water.
  4. Transfer to a glass pitcher.
  5. When ready to serve, set out glasses and put a slice each of orange, lemon and lime in each glass, along with a sprig of mint. Then fill glasses with ice. Pour cooler over ice and let stand briefly (cooler is quite concentrated, but the ice dilutes it just right).
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