Orange Mint Tea

This orange mint tea recipe is refreshing and perfect for a spring or summer gathering with your friends!

This post is sponsored by Florida Department of Citrus.

orange mint tea in a mason jar with straws

When I think of Florida, I think of the sunshine and Florida Orange Juice. When I think of Florida Orange Juice, I think of being able to get my vitamin C and potassium! What about you?

I’m so excited to be working again with the Florida Department of Citrus to bring you this recipe for orange mint tea! May 4th is National OJ Day and I’m celebrating with this orange mint tea drink!

Orange Mint Tea from thelittlekitchen.netOrange Mint Tea from thelittlekitchen.netOrange Mint Tea from thelittlekitchen.netIt’s so easy to make and I KNOW your family and friends will love this, you can make it for a family and friends gathering or enjoy it after a workout! It stores well in the refrigerator so you can make it ahead of time!

orange mint tea in a mason jar with a jug in the background

Citrus goes so well with mint so of course I knew Florida Orange Juice would pair well with mint!

How to make orange mint tea

orange juice in a measuring cup, tea in a jug and mint leaves on a counter

First, you’re going to need 1 1/2 cups of Florida Orange Juice.

I love the taste of Florida Orange Juice! It tastes great and it’s naturally sweet, which means it contains no added sugar.

tea bags steeping in a measuring cup

Add 4 cups of water to a tea kettle and bring it to 176 degrees F. (You can also boil the water. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Once it boils, remove from heat and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.) Once it’s done, pour the water into a heat proof glass measuring cup.

Add 4 green tea bags to the measuring cup and steep for 2 to 3 minutes.

How to make mint simple syrup

sugar and water in a saucepan

While you’re making the tea, add equal parts sugar and water to a saucepan.

simple syrup bubbling in a saucepan

Bring to a boil, mixing with a rubber spatula until the sugar has dissolved. Once it comes to a boil, lower to a simmer. Simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, until thickened.

making simple syrup in a sauce pan with mint

Remove from heat and add two bunches of mint to the simple sugar. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.

orange juice in a cup with tea in a glass jug and fresh mint leaves on a kitchen counter

Pour the green tea into a pitcher.

orange mint tea in a jug on a kitchen counter

Add the Florida Orange Juice and stir with a spatula (I use a chopstick).

orange mint tea in mason jars and fresh mint

Then, add the mint simple syrup to taste.

2 orange mint teas in a mason jar

Serve with ice and a couple of mint leaves.

This recipe is so easy! It’s really refreshing and the Florida Orange Juice is good for you! I love it and I drink it every day!

Did you know that May 4th is #NationalOJDay? I’m going to be drinking this orange mint tea to celebrate! How will you celebrate National OJ Day?

While you’re enjoying time with the family and having fun this summer, don’t forget you can rehydrate and enjoy a glass of Florida Orange Juice!

Be sure to Follow the Florida Department of Citrus on facebook, twitter and instagram! They are always sharing great Florida OJ inspired recipe ideas!

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Recipe

Yield: 4 to 5 drinks

Orange Mint Tea Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 green tea bags, caffeinated or decaf
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 bunches of fresh mint, plus extra for serving
  • 1 1/2 cups Florida Orange Juice

Directions:

  1. Add 4 cups of water to a tea kettle and bring it to 176 degrees F. (You can also boil the water. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Once it boils, remove from heat and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.) Once it’s done, pour the water into a heat proof glass measuring cup.
  2. Add 4 green tea bags and steep for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove and throw away the tea bags. Allow the tea to cool for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Make the mint simple syrup. While you’re making the tea, add equal parts sugar and water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, mixing with a rubber spatula until the sugar has dissolved. Once it comes to a boil, lower to a simmer. Simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, until thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and add two bunches of mint to the simple sugar. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. To make the orange mint tea, pour the green tea into a pitcher along with the Florida Orange Juice and stir. Add the mint simple syrup to taste.
  6. Pour into glasses with ice and garnish with a couple of mint leaves.

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overhead view of orange mint tea

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