But even when it's cold outside, a nice pitcher of iced green tea is still good at dinnertime or after exercising.
What's nice about this recipe is its use of orange essence—orange is a wonderful complement to green tea. Instead of orange essence, you can also try experimenting with orange peels.
And, most importanty, instead of 2 green tea bags, use two heaping teaspoons of loose-leaf green tea. Then when you're pouring the tea mixture from the saucepan to the pitcher, pour through an over-the-cup tea strainer (such as this one) to catch the tea leaves.
By the way, a tea strainer like the one above is also great for making green tea by the cup.