Citrus Tea with Tarragon Recipe

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Citrus Tea with Tarragon
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  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup plus 8 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh tarragaon leaves
  • 4 individual earl grey tea bags
  • optional sugared rim:
  • 1/2 cup coarse sugar
  • orange wedges


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, orange juice, 1/4 cup water, honey and lemon and lime juices. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Let stand for 15 minutes. Transfer to a blender. Add tarragon leaves; cover and process for 30 seconds or until blended. Strain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring remaining water to a boil. Remove from the heat; add tea bags. Cover and steep for 3-5 minutes. Discard tea bags. Stir in citrus mixture.
  3. If a sugared rim is desired, sprinkle the sugar, tarragon and orange peel on a plate. Using orange wedges, moisten the rims of eight mugs; hold mugs upside down and dip rim into sugar mixture. Serve warm tea in mugs. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 100.21 Kcal (420 kJ)
Calories from fat 0.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.01g 0%
Sodium 1.22mg 0%
Potassium 50mg 1%
Total Carbs 26.05g 9%
Sugars 24.88g 100%
Dietary Fiber 0.03g 0%
Protein 0.18g 0%
Vitamin C 11.6mg 19%
Calcium 5.4mg 1%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 171.62 Kcal (719 kJ)
Calories from fat 0.08 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.01g 0%
Sodium 2.08mg 0%
Potassium 85.62mg 1%
Total Carbs 44.6g 9%
Sugars 42.6g 100%
Dietary Fiber 0.06g 0%
Protein 0.3g 0%
Vitamin C 19.9mg 19%
Calcium 9.2mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 2
  • 3

Good Points

  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • sodium free,
  • cholesterol free

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