summertime iced tea
Ingredients For summertime iced tea
14tea bags (orange pekoe and black)
25fresh spearmint leaves
1 (12 oz.)can frozen lemonade concentrate
4 cupscold water
lemon slices, to garnish
sprigsof fresh spearmint, to garnish
1 gallonsize heat-proof glass jar
How To Make summertime iced tea
1Place the spearmint leaves and tea bags in a heat-proof gallon size jar.
2In a large saucepan, bring the 8 cups of water to almost a boil, just until you see a few bubbles starting to come to the surface.
3Pour the heated water into the large heat-proof jar; cover the jar with a glass plate. I used an 8-1/2 inch glass dessert plate, and let stand for 15-20 minutes.
4After the tea has steeped, discard the teabags and mint leaves. Add the sugar, and stir thoroughly.
5Cover the jar with the plate, and let set at room temp to cool. (I let mine sit for 1 hr. & 30 mins.)
6Now add the frozen lemonade and cold water; stir well.
7Refrigerate to chill and serve later, or pour into beverage glasses filled with a few large ice cubes, and serve immediately.
8Garnish beverage glasses with lemon slices, and sprigs of fresh spearmint leaves, if desired.
9Note: I just wanted to let everyone know... The other day I made this iced tea, but found I only had 12 mint leaves, so I also used 2 Bigelow Plantation Black Spearmint Tea Bags (along with 12 black flavored tea bags). I felt the taste of the spearmint really came through, and the tea was quite refreshing and delicious!
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- Other Drinks
- #Quick & Easy
- #For Kids
- #Kid Friendly
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- #mint leaves
- #black tea
- #orange pekoe and black tea
- #Summer Beverages
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