Iced tea is a staple at my house from spring through early fall. It is thirst quenching and goes with everything from BBQ chicken to blackberry cobbler. I usually drink unsweetened tea with a sprig of mint, but this mint tea punch is delicious when the occasion calls for something special.
InstructionsPlace the mint sprigs in a pitcher and gently bruise with the back of a wooden spoon. This will bring out the flavorful oils. Add the tea bags to the pitcher. Pour 3 cups of boiling water into the pitcher. Steep tea and mint until you have a strong brew, about 10 minutes. Discard the tea bags. Strain the tea to remove the mint. Stir sugar into the mint infused tea until dissolved. Add the lemon juice and 3 cups of cold water. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint and lemon slice.
Time to prepare: 10 minutes.
This recipe is vegetarian.