Iced Mint Tea

5.0 (1 reviews)

5 cups water
2 tsp. ordinary black or Darjeeling tea leaves (2 tea bags)
1/4 cup sugar, to taste
1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
2 Tbsp. lemon juice, or to taste
1 tsp. lemon rind
1 tsp. orange rind
1 cup crushed ice
4 slices lemon
4 slices orange
4 fresh mint sprigs

• Boil 1 cup water and brew the tea in it for a minute.
• Remove from heat, add the sugar and mint leaves, and let cool.
• When cold, add more water, lemon juice, lemon rind, and orange rind. Mix well and taste to adjust the sweetness. Refrigerate until chilled.
• To serve, pour into tall glasses with crushed ice and a lemon slice, an orange slice, and a mint sprig floating on the top.

Makes 4 servings


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