Orange Pekoe Iced Tea Popsicles
This summery tea popsicle is such a nifty way to serve “tea” and can be made full-calorie (with orange juice and sugar), or lower calorie, as modified. Orange Pekoe is a black tea — it has no orange flavoring. The “orange” refers to the bright color of the oxidized tea leaves. This recipe, however, adds that orange flavoring!
Occasionally we share higher calorie recipes from a spa or resort destination because it is was requested by a reader or is a guest favorite in the dining rooms of spas and resorts which don’t necessarily cater to a lower fat or specific diet plan. Not all spa guests have specific dietary needs, and most healthy eating plans will agree that an occasional indulgence is tolerated and encouraged if it will help you “stay on program.” This is a perfect way to do just that.
- 1 quart water
- 4 cups sugar *
- 6 bags orange pekoe tea
- 5 cups orange pekoe simple syrup
- 4 cups orange juice *
- 1 cup water
- Make the tea syrup, first. Boil water and sugar until dissolved, and steep 6 bags orange pekoe tea for approximately 5 minutes, taking care not to overboil. Cool, and set aside.
- Mix popsicle ingredients and strain. Pour into popsicle molds, insert wooden sticks, and freeze until solid.