Iced Mint Tea

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

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Stand: 1 Hour
Chill: 1 Hour


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. 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. 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.
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