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Mint Iced Tea

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Brew Time:

20 minutes

Yield:

2 quarts

There’s nothing more refreshing than a tall glass of iced tea infused with the flavor of fresh mint. This one’s top of the list for a summer fish fry or backyard barbecue.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Prepare mint syrup: Combine the sugar, mint leaves, and 1 cup water in a small saucepot over high heat. Stir. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until sugar is dissolved, about 90 seconds. Allow to steep for 20 minutes. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the solids from the liquid, pressing on the solids with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids. Place syrup in refrigerator to cool.
  2. While the syrup is cooling make a strong tea. In a pitcher steep 2 tea bags in 2 cups boiling water for 10 minutes.* Remove and discard tea bags. Add the 6 remaining cups water.
  3. Sweeten to taste with ½ to 1 cup of the chilled mint syrup.

*Alternatively, steep 2 bags of Luzianne® Cold Brew Iced Tea in 2 cups cold water for 10 minutes.