Iced Citrus Tea with Tarragon

A summer-time classic accented with the fresh taste of citrus and a refreshing hint of tarragon.


1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

1/3 cup GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY, or more to taste

1/4 cup water

1/3 cup fresh tarragon leaves

8 cups water

4 tea bags (such as Lipton Tea)

orange slices for garnish, if desired

Honey Tips

Honey Flavors and Colors

Honey has different flavors and colors, depending on the location and kinds of flowers the bees visit. Climatic conditions of the area also influence its flavor and color.


In a small pan mix together orange juice, lemon juice, honey and water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and cool 20 minutes. Pour into a blender, add tarragon leaves and process until smooth. Pour mixture through a fine sieve. Discard any solids. Refrigerate mixture.
Brew tea bags in 8 cups of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Discard tea bags. Pour tea into a large pitcher and refrigerate until well chilled. Mix in citrus-tarragon juice.
When ready to serve, stir in ice cubes and pour into large glasses. Garnish each glass with a slice of orange if desired.
Serves: 8