Photo: Maura McEvoy
Yield
Makes 8 servings (serving size: 8 ounces)

How to Make It

Step 1

Using a vegetable peeler, remove bright yellow peel from lemons. Combine lemon peel and sugar in a medium saucepan with 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Lower heat and simmer 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in mint. Cool to room temperature; strain.

Step 2

Steep the tea bags in 4 cups of boiling water, covered, for 5 minutes. Then remove tea bags. Stir in syrup, lemon juice, 4 cups cold water, and ice cubes. Serve in tall glasses filled with ice and a few mint leaves.

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Ratings & Reviews

Kevin M's Review

anniegrl28
July 15, 2012
Great flavor, but it was too sweet for me. Next time I'll try stevia. I boiled the mint with the lemon peel and added just a few sprigs as anniegrl recommended.

anniegrl28's Review

Kevin M
May 31, 2010
This tea has been a huge hit with my family and friends. I did substitute Splenda for the sugar and cut back on the mint ..just added just a few sprigs of mint. This will be our summer beverage.