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American Tea Room's Apricot Iced Tea Recipe

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This iced tea recipe from American Tea Room is a flavorful, sparkling variation on an Arnold Palmer (a.k.a. "half and half" or "iced tea lemonade") recipe. It uses Tangier Apricot Black Tea and sparkling pink lemonade for a one-of-a-kind flavor.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 48 oz. (About 6 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 8 heaping teaspoons of American Tea Room Tangier Black Tea
  • 8 apricots
  • 2 cups Sparkling Pink Italian Lemonade (available at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods; feel free to substitute with Sparkling Soda, Sparking Water, or other beverage of your choice)
  • 2 cups crushed ice

Preparation:

  1. Steep 8 heaping teaspoons of American Tea Room Tangier Black Tea in 16 oz. of water at 185F for 4 - 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the tealeaves and let the tea cool for a bit. As it cools, slice the apricots in half and remove their pits.
  3. Pour tea over 2 cups of crushed ice.
  4. Add 2 cups of Sparkling Pink Lemonade and apricot slices.
  5. Stir and place in fridge overnight.
  6. Serve chilled over ice.

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