Lemon and Mint Iced Tea

This twist on sweet Southern iced tea is refreshingly tart. Serve well chilled.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 75
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 0.0 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 19.4 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 5 mg
Calcium 5 mg

Ingredients

8 cups water, divided
3 family-sized tea bags
1 sprig fresh mint (about 1/4 cup leaves)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
8 lemon slices (optional)
8 mint sprigs (optional)

Preparation

Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add tea bags and mint to pan; steep 10 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags and mint.

Combine sugar and juice in a glass measuring cup. Add 1/2 cup hot tea mixture; stir until sugar dissolves. Pour sugar mixture into a 2-quart pitcher. Pour the remaining hot tea mixture into pitcher. Add 4 cups cold water; stir. Serve over ice. Garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs, if desired.

Note:

Joy Zacharia,

September 2006