Mint has been a staple in my garden for years and making this mint tea with it has been necessary to use all of it up. Anyone who has mint in their garden knows the stuff grows like crazy. Unless you stay on top of it with trimming it goes everywhere. I’m pretty good about cutting it back, but I hate to waste it so I decided to try steeping it in tea. This delicious tea is so easy to make and adds just the right about of natural minty flavor. I keep it in the fridge for the perfect iced tea. I’m not a huge sweet tea fan so I don’t use a lot of sugar, just the bare minimum to take the edge off and add a subtle sweetness. If you have mint in your garden still try this! It’s great. Or you could always buy some mint leaves in the produce section to make this as well.
- 2 bunches of mint (stems in tact, but any roots trimmed off) washed
- 2 family sized iced tea bags (I use Lipton)
- 5 C water
- ¼ C white sugar
- Place the water and sugar in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil.
- Once boiling turn the heat off and set the saucepan on a cool burner, or on the counter.
- Put the mint in the water and steep the tea bags in the water. Let this sit for 5 minutes.
- Strain the tea into a large pitcher. Fill it with ice cubes and put in the fridge to cool completely.