Honey Citrus Southern Iced Tea

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min (includes steeping and cooling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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7 bags black tea, such as Luzianne or Lipton

1/2 cup honey

4 kumquats, sliced into rounds, optional 

2 key limes or 1 regular lime, sliced into rounds 

1 lemon, sliced into rounds 

Fresh mint leaves, for garnish


  1. Bring 4 cups water to a simmer in a saucepan. Remove from the heat, add the tea bags and let steep for 8 minutes. Remove the tea bags and stir in the honey. Let cool.
  2. Add the sweetened tea to a pitcher along with 2 cups ice and another 4 cups water; stir. Add the sliced kumquats (if using), key limes and lemon. Pour into glasses over ice and garnish with mint.

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