Sweet Minted Tea

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
40 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 bunch fresh mint, plus leaves for garnish (optional)
  • 3 black-tea bags
  • Lemon slices, for garnish (optional)
Directions

Combine the sugar, mint (stems and all) and 1 cup water in a small pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and let steep 30 minutes. Discard the mint; refrigerate the syrup until ready to use.

Put 2 quarts water in a pot and add the tea bags. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then remove from the heat, cover and let steep 20 minutes. Discard the tea bags. Pour the tea into a pitcher and add the mint syrup to taste. Refrigerate until cool.

Serve the tea over ice. Garnish with lemon and mint, if desired.

Photograph by Steve Giralt

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