Mint Lovers' Tea

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You'll want to prepare the ice cubes first and freeze them several hours until firm. Store them in the freezer until ready to use. For a flavor twist, you can use flavored mint, such as orange or peppermint, in both the tea and ice cubes.
9 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

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Mint Ice Cubes:
4 cups boiling water
2 cups fresh mint leaves, crushed
Tea:
5 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons loose gunpowder tea
1 cup fresh mint leaves, minced
3 mint-herb tea bags
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup honey
Mint sprigs (optional)

Preparation

Ice Cubes:

Combine water and mint leaves in a medium bowl; cover and let stand 10 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine sieve; discard mint. Pour liquid evenly into 28 ice cube tray compartments; freeze until firm.

Tea:

Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; cover and steep 10 minutes. Discard tea bags. Strain mixture through a fine sieve; discard mint and tea leaves. Stir lime juice and honey into tea.

Serve tea over Mint Ice Cubes. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.

Created date

August 2002

Nutritional Information

Calories 33
Caloriesfromfat 5 %
Fat 0.0 g
Protein 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 4 mg
Calcium 11 mg