Fruited Mint Tea



Makes about 2 1/2 qt.

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Steep: 10 Minutes


3 cups water
4 regular-size tea bags
12 fresh mint sprigs
1 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
5 cups cold water


1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; add tea bags. Boil 1 minute; remove from heat. Add mint; cover and steep 10 minutes.

2. Remove and discard tea bags and mint. Add 1 cup sugar, stirring until dissolved.

3. Pour into a 1-gal. heatproof container; add orange juice, lemon juice, and 5 cups cold water. Chill or serve over ice.


Maurice Mallow, Brady, Texas,

Southern Living

July 2006
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