recipe: mint iced tea
Oy. Continuous 100+ degree temperatures here in Texas. Blech. Must not venture outside, if I can help it!
To help beat this heat, here is a simple and easy mint iced tea recipe, courtesy of my mother-in-law Barb (thank you thank you thank you!) and in honor of my blog friend Erin @ Tea Notes. This tea is so good and just plain perfect for a hot summer day.
- 3 family size Tetley Iced Tea Blend bags (or any brand – black tea – you like; you can also use 4-6 regular size tea bags)
- 1 regular size mint tea bag
- 1/3 gallon water
- sugar or sugar substitute
1. Place all the tea bags in a heat-safe container, for steeping.
2. Boil the water. Once it is done boiling, pour the water into the container to steep the tea bags.
3. Steep for 10 minutes, then discard the bags.
4. Pour the concentrated tea mixture into your pitcher or carafe, and add enough water to make a gallon of tea.
5. Add sugar to taste (I’ve done it two different ways – once with 1/8 cup sugar and another time with just 1 packet of splenda), according to how sweet you want it to be.
6. Add any fresh mint sprigs, if you have them on hand. If not, serve this drink ice cold and enjoy!