Beverages

Minty Lemon Iced Tea

Oh yes! It’s time for summer drinks. This is a twist on the classic Arnie Palmer. So good on a hot day to cool down. This is also a great use for the mint that may have taken over your garden.

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar (organic, or sucanat)
  • 1 quart + 1/3 cup water
  • 2 or 3 sprigs of fresh mint
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 4 Black/Green or White Tea Bags

Preparation

  • In a sauce pan over medium heat combine the sugar and 1/3 cup water. Stir constantly until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and add the mint sprigs. Allow to cool.
  • Heat one quart of water in another pan or tea pot to boiling. Remove from heat and add tea bags (4). Allow to steep for 15 minutes.
  • Remove mint sprigs from simple syrup. Add simple syrup (made in Step 1) to tea.
  • Fill a 2 quart pitcher half full with ice. Add tea mixture and juice from 1/2 lemon.
  • Stir and refrigerate to cool and allow flavors to develop.
  • Serve over ice with fresh mint leaves.
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