You'll want to prepare the ice cubes first and freeze them several hours until firm. Store them in the freezer until ready to use. For a flavor twist, you can use flavored mint, such as orange or peppermint, in both the tea and ice cubes.
Mint Ice Cubes:
4 cups boiling water
2 cups fresh mint leaves, crushed
5 cups boiling water
2 tablespoons loose gunpowder tea
1 cup fresh mint leaves, minced
3 mint-herb tea bags
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup honey
Mint sprigs (optional)
How to Make It
Combine water and mint leaves in a medium bowl; cover and let stand 10 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine sieve; discard mint. Pour liquid evenly into 28 ice cube tray compartments; freeze until firm.
Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; cover and steep 10 minutes. Discard tea bags. Strain mixture through a fine sieve; discard mint and tea leaves. Stir lime juice and honey into tea.
Serve tea over Mint Ice Cubes. Garnish with mint sprigs, if desired.