In a large pot, bring the water to a boil; remove from heat. Add the tea leaves and let steep approximately 5 minutes or until brewed to your liking. Remove tea bags and discard.
Stir in sugar until dissolved. Let cool and refrigerate until well chilled.
Just before serving, add orange juice, lemon juice, and Ginger Ale.
To serve, place orange and lemon slices on the side of each tea glass. Place prepared frozen Flavored Iced Tea Cubes into each glass before serving.
Makes 4 servings.
Flavored Iced Tea Cubes:
Brewed tea of your choice
Zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon
Zest the orange and the lemon. Place the zest in the bottom of an ice cube tray, pour brewed tea into the trays and freeze until firm.
Remove the ice cubes from the try when ready to served the Iced Tea Punch.
NOTE: You may also add edible flowers and herbs to the tea before freezing. Citrus juices of an orange, lime, lemon, and/or lemonade may also be frozen into the ice cubs to be served with the punch.
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