Iced Mint Tea

Iced mint tea is a lovely refreshing drink.

It's beneficial for your digestion as well.

There are varying methods, but the most popular uses ordinary tea, adding mint and sugar to taste.

You could sweeten with honey if you prefer.

Reserve a few mint leaves for garnish - just float on top with the lemon slice.

It is really simple to make - you can leave the tea to brew while you get on with other things, you don't need to watch it - just leave it to do its thing.

A variation on this is to use lemonade to top up the tea instead of water - leave out the sugar if you opt for this method.

Mint Iced Tea

  • 1 quart water
  • 4 family size tea bags
  • 1 bunch mint leaves
  • sugar or honey to taste
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced for garnish

Take a large pot and bring the water to the boil.

Add the tea bags and mint, cover and allow the tea to brew for about 20 minutes.This will make it quite strong which it does need to be as you're going to dilute it.

Take a large jug (to hold about 8 pints) and dissolve the sugar in some warm water - about 4 ozs (100g).

Strain the tea into the jug and stir it well - taste for sweetness.

Pile some ice into the jug then top up with cold water.

Serve into individual glasses over crushed ice.

Garnish with mint leaves and a slice of lemon.

Using lemonade

Brew the tea as above and strain into the jug over ice - omitting the sweetener - top up with lemonade.

Serve over crushed ice with a mint leaf and a slice of lemon.

This will make a real party drink - children like this one just as much as adults - iced tea is a great refreshing summery drink.

There are some great reusable gizmos if you're making herbal tea. It's best to buy your own herb material or grow it yourself if you can. 

That means you're going to have loose tea of course and bits floating on the top are an irritation. Herb tea is supposed to be relaxing!

So, one of these tea infusers or a special pot will save you the problems. Top box is and bottom box is

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