Iced Mint Tea

recipe
While this beverage can stand alone, it's also a great accompaniment to Middle Eastern food such as lamb kabobs and rice.

Yield:

Makes 8 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 5 Minutes
Stand: 1 Hours
Chill: 1 Hours

Ingredients

4 cups water
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 family-size tea bags
1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves
4 cups cold water
Ice cubes

Preparation

1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in 1 cup sugar, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until sugar dissolves; remove from heat. Stir in 1/3 cup lemon juice, tea bags, and mint leaves. Cover and let stand 1 hour.

2. Remove tea bags from water, squeezing gently; discard tea bags. Pour tea mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a 2-qt. pitcher, discarding mint leaves. Stir in 4 cups cold water. Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Serve over ice.

Johnsie Ford, Rockingham, North Carolina,

Southern Living

March 2007
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