A mild iced mint tea with refreshing lemon that will be sure to quench your thirst on a hot summer day!
Lemon Mint Iced Tea
Ingredients Makes: 5 servings
1/4 cup dried mint
5 cups purified water
12 fresh mint leaves
1 lemon, juiced ~or~ 3 tbsp lemon juice
1 lemon, cleaned and thinly sliced in rounds, de-seeded
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 cup ice cubes ~or~ crushed ice (optional)
Prepare mint tea. Bring 5 cups of water to a boil in a kettle. Add 1/4 cup of dried mint to a large tea pot and then add the hot water. Allow tea to steep for 20 minutes. After the tea has steeped, remove the mint leaves and discard. Pour the tea into a large glass water pitcher and refrigerate until cool; approximately 40 minutes.
Making the iced mint tea. After the mint tea has cooled, add the remaining ingredients. Separate 12 fresh mint leaves and add to pitcher. Juice a lemon and add this also to the pitcher. Clean and shave a lemon so to just remove the yellow part of the skin and not the white fleshy part. Slice the lemon in thin rounds, removing any seeds; then also add to pitcher. Add 3 tablespoons of maple syrup and then give the pitcher a good stir to combine ingredients. When ready to serve, add the ice cubes or crushed ice if desired.
Recipe shared by: J. Marshall
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