Mint Julep Tea

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By Teresa Horn
from Memphis, TN

This is a recipe I mixed up one summer day and enjoyed it very much. It is in a small herbal cookbook that I published a long time ago. It is a simple tea to make which is very refreshing and is even better for you if you grow your own organic mint. Hope you enjoy ;)

serves one pitcher
prep time 40 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  •   5 c
    strong brewed tea
  •   2 c
    fresh squeezed orange juice
  •   1/4 c
    fresh squeezed lemon juice
  •   1 1/2 c
    sugar
  •   1/2 c
    water
  •   2 1/4 Tbsp
    grated orange rind
  •   1/2 c
    kentucky colonel mint leaves, fresh
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How To Make

  • 1
    Put tea, orange juice and lemon juice in a 2-quart pitcher.
  • 2
    In a saucepan, combine sugar, water and orange rind. Heat to boiling over high heat while stirring. After boiling for 5 minutes, remove from heat and add mint leaves to hot mixture. Stir well and then cover and let cool to room temperature.
  • 3
    Strain this mixture into the pitcher. Refrigerate. Garnish with mint sprigs and orange slices. Enjoy ;)
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