Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Mint is a great herb that you can grow at home and have ready when you need it... It needs little water and grows like a weed (in fact, it is). Just get some fresh mint at the market, clip the ends of the stems, and place them in an opaque cup with some water (water submerging the stem, not the leaves on the top) until it begins to grow roots (4-5 days, changing water every day or 2). When roots are long enough, place in soil. You'll soon have plenty of mint!
- 4 cups boiling water, divided
- 12 -18 sprigs of fresh mint, washed
- 4 tea bags
- 1⁄2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 quart cold water
- mint (to garnish) (optional)
- In large heatproof jar or pitcher, pour 2 cups boiling water over mint and tea bags. Steep 30 minutes.
- In another container, pour 2 cups boiling water over lemon juice and sugar. Cool and add to tea mixture.
- Stir, strain into serving picture with enough room to add cold water and ice before serving. Garnish with additional mint.
This was okay. We will try this again without the lemon - the lemon just did not mix well with the mint.
Very refreshing, but lively drink. The mint really adds a special touch and putting it in as part of the steeping process makes it a lot more part of the flavor than adding a sprig of mint after the tea has been brewed.