Tropical Orange Spice Iced Tea with Mint Ice Cubes

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I’m sharing this recipe for Tropical Orange Spice Iced Tea with Mint Ice Cubes, thanks to my Grandmother for all the great things she taught me growing up, especially about food.

Tropical Orange Iced Tea & Mint Ice Cubes

Tropical Orange Spice Iced Tea


Looking back at all the memories I shared with my grandmother, who we lovingly called “Nanny”, who lived with us almost her whole life while I was alive, except a few short years.

I was very close to her. She was my caregiver while my parents worked. She was my best friend, she was my teacher and she was the one who probably was responsible for my love of baking.

My Grandmother Instilled my Love for Tea

She lived in the guest house we had growing up and I would spend the weekends there from what I remembered. She would make all my favorite meals, such as silver dollar pancakes and sausage, and one of my all-time favorites cooked apples and biscuits. With almost every meal she served sun tea.

My family was from the South so they loved their tea. She always had a bottle outside in the backyard brewing in the sunshine.

When I got older and was a teenager, we moved and she moved into the apartment downstairs from where we lived until she had to move in with us again because of her age. My mom worked in the evening so Nanny made dinner every night for my dad and myself. Every single night she served her sweetened “Sun Tea”. She would sometimes add citrus and mint to it.

Tropical Orange Iced Tea with Bigelow tea boxes

Now that she is gone, my love for Tea is even stronger. I started a Tea business for a few years, and now I just share my love for tea, you can see some of the things I like to pin on my Tea Board.

I have recently been buying Bigelow Tea, which is the largest family-owned tea company. They have over 170 varieties of hot, cold, iced, herbal, you name it and Bigelow makes it. For this recipe, I chose to use the Orange Spice. I am also using mint from my herb garden, with some orange slices. I like tropical tea, so I wanted some of the flavors to transport me back to spending time with my grandmother. I also made some ice cubes with orange juice and mint leaves.

Tropical Orange Iced Tea Glass with mint leaves

Spending the day sipping on a cold iced tea is what relaxes me while I sit at my computer, spend time with the kids, or read a magazine in the backyard.

Tropical Orange Iced Tea & Mint Ice Cubes
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Orange Mint Tropical Tea

I love tea and mixing up new flavors. Enjoy this on a hot summer day relaxing on the porch.
Course Beverage
Cuisine American
Keyword orange juice tea, orange tea
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 serving
Calories 7kcal
Author Candi Elm


  • 4 Bigelow Orange Spice Herbal Tea Bags
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • Orange slices
  • Orange Juice Ice Cubes
  • Mint Leaves


  • Brew 4 bags of tea in 1 quart of water.
  • Add 1 quart of cold water.
  • Add 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • Add orange slices
  • Add ice cubes with mint.


Feel free to mix it up and select whatever tea and juice you feel is a good combo. The juice adds sweetness.


Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg


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Tropical Orange Iced Tea with mint leaves and oranges

I am loving this Iced Tea blend. Have you tried Bigelow Tea yet?



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  1. I love Bigelow tea and this recipe looks delicious. I’m definitely going to try this out because the flavor combination is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Your grandmother sounds a LOT like my grandma. I definitely share my grandma’s love for baking, and she always had a big glass jar of iced tea out in the sun. Oh, I miss her! This sounds very flavorful and refreshing!

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