Spicy Mint Tea
You can use different types of fresh mint in this tea if you like. I think that chocolate mint would work really well.
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- orange pekoe tea bag
- large mint sprigs, large stems with large leaves (lightly crushed)
- 1/4 tsp
- cayenne pepper
- 2 c
- boiling water
- 1 c
- white sugar, white
- 1/2 c
- lemon juice, fresh squeezed
- cinnamon stick
- slices lemons, garnish
- mint sprigs, garnish
1Steep 1 tea bag, 6 mint stems and cayenne pepper in 2 cups of boiling water.
2Strain the mixture, keeping only the liquid.
3Add the sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon stick to the mint mixture and allow to cool on counter.
4After tea has cooled refrigerate, until ready to serve.
5When ready to serve, remove the cinnamon stick and dilute the mint mixture with equal parts of water.
6Serve in a tall glass with ice, add a fresh mint sprig and a lemon slice for garnishing.