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Arnold Palmer Ice Tea

Created, and named after the PGA golfer who made this drink popular, this drink has the best of both worlds – with a real tea taste, slightly sweet, and with a tart lemon finish. You can adjust the sweetness by adding (or reducing) lemonade, however Arnold himself suggests about 1/4 lemonade to 3/4 unsweetened iced tea.

Tea Facts:

  • The longer tea sits, the more its antioxidants deteriorate (make only enough to consume within two days for the best health benefits).
  • Regular vs. decaffinated: the decaffination process removes 10-15% of its antioxidants.
  • Herbal teas contain no tea at all. They are just infusions  made from a blend of herbs, spices and flower petals.
  • Green tea and black tea come from the same plant. However due to the way the leaves are dried, green tea retains its color and twice as many antioxidants as black.

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Arnold Palmer Ice Tea
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Serves: 12
Created and named after the PGA golfer, the Arnold Palmer is the perfect drink anytime of the year!
Ingredients
Tea
  • 4 tea bags (Black Tea, Orange Pekoe, or Green Tea)
  • 6 cups water
Lemonade
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a boil in a kettle or saucepan. Once it reaches the boil, remove from heat, add the tea bags, cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Discard tea bags, pour into a pitch and allow to cool completely.
  2. To create the simple syrup for the lemonade, bring the water to a boil and add sugar. Simmer until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool completely. Pour in the lemon juice and stir.
  3. You can keep the tea and lemonade separate, or pour them together into a pitcher. Start with ½ tea and ½ lemonade, then add more tea if its too sweet.
  4. Serve over ice.
Notes
Or you can make a Low-Calorie Lemonade using apple juice

 

One Response to Arnold Palmer Ice Tea

  1. Deborah Deveau January 28, 2014 at 11:48 pm #

    I look forward to trying this one!

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