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

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 75
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 19.4g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.0mg
  • Sodium: 5mg
  • Calcium: 5mg

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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