Iced Double Mint Tea

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Kimberly Biegacki
from Canfield, OH

I grew up drinking fresh mint teas. My Grandpa (Eugene) Campbell would grow fresh peppermint and spearmint every year. We always had it prepared hot; however, now I also enjoy drinking it cold just as much. He had an ulcer most of his life and these mint teas really helped his stomach. I too have tummy problems and so I drink alot of mint and ginger teas. I served this for my St. Patrick's Day dinner 2 years ago and everyone enjoyed it. It is very refreshing and a nice change from regular Iced Tea. Hope you enjoy a refreshing cold glass of Mint Tea.

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serves 6-8 people
prep time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  •   4
    pure peppermint tea bags (spearmint or green tea would be good too)
  •   15-20
    fresh mint leaves
  •   8-10
    packets of truvia or your sugar of choice
  •  
    ice

How To Make

  • 1
    Prepare tea hot and let it steep with about 10 of the fresh mint leaves dropped down in the tea for about 20 - 30 minutes. The longer the steep the stronger the flavor. [If using more mint leaves than suggested this tea can have natural laxative effect.]
  • 2
    Next, fill your glass container with ice. Now add the rest of the fresh mint leaves and pour the hot tea over the ice. Let sit at least 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Ready to serve. (Tonight, I served mine with grapes, sliced strawberries and cheesy crisps). Enjoy. Here is link for my cheesy crispies. https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/appetizer/cheese-appetizer/cheezy-crispies.html?p=16
  • 4
    If you don't want a STRONG mint flavor just add the mint leaves to the ice and omit it from the hot tea.