Makes 10 servings

To make iced tea for a crowd, begin with a strong infusion that can be watered down as needed. Prepare several hours in advance, and let stand at room temperature until ready to serve. Prep: 10 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place tea bags in a 2-quart heatproof glass pitcher. Squeeze mint leaves gently to release flavor, and add with orange strips to pitcher. Add about 2 quarts boiling water, and let cool to room temperature.

Step 2

Strain tea infusion, discarding tea bags, mint leaves, and orange rind, and return to pitcher. Cover with a plate, and set in a cool dark spot (not the refrigerator) until ready to serve.

Step 3

Fill 10 iced tea glasses halfway with ice, add tea infusion to level of ice, and fill with water. Garnish, if desired.

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