How to Make Cooling Tea Water

Learn to make cooling tea water, a spa product featured on The Kitchen.
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A photo from the production of "The Kitchen" in Montclair, N.J., on July 8, 2014.Photo: Jeffrey Neira/Watershed Visuals©2014 Watershed Visual Media. All Rights Reserved.,A photo from the production of "The Kitchen" in Montclair, N.J., on July 8, 2014. Photo: Jeffrey Neira/Watershed Visuals ©2014 Watershed Visual Media. All Rights Reserved.

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Jeffrey Neira, 2014 Watershed Visual Media. All Rights Reserved.

Pour 4 cups boiling water over 3 cups fresh mint leaves and 5 green tea bags, then cover with a lid, and let it sit for approximately 1 hour. Strain and then chill.

When the mixture has chilled thoroughly, use cotton pads or a clean soft cloth soaked in the liquid and apply directly to a sunburn. You can also pour it over the sunburn if you wish.

If you find yourself without green tea, you can substitute black tea, which also contains tannins.

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