Years ago, when I worked in the bakery at Barefoot Contessa, we were constantly brewing tea to make the herbal iced tea. It was a huge hit and hard to keep up with the demand on a hot summer day.
This recipe couldn’t be easier. Just brew 4 Lemon Zinger and 4 Red Zinger bags of tea in 4 cups of boiling water. After 10 minutes, discard the tea bags and add 4 cups of apple juice. We always used Martinelli’s Pure Apple Juice at Barefoot Contessa.
This drink is delicious and refreshing. Great to serve at any luncheon/picnic and or to have on hand as an everyday refreshment. Try it! I think you’ll find that you’ll make it just for yourself! Make sure you have a large pitcher on hand, such as our Ariana or Woodbury pitchers. Enjoy! Cassandra-
Ina Garten's Herbal Iced Tea
4 Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger tea bags
4 Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger tea bags
4 cups pure apple juice
Steep the 8 tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water for about 10 minutes. Discard the tea bags. Combine the tea with the apple juice and refrigerate until cold. Serve over ice.
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