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.
- 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.
Arnold Palmer Ice Tea
- 4 tea bags Black Tea, Orange Pekoe, or Green Tea
- 6 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 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.
- 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.
- You can keep the tea and lemonade separate, or pour them together into a pitcher. Start with 1/2 tea and 1/2 lemonade, then add more tea if its too sweet.
- Serve over ice.