Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Very refreshing for those hot days ahead - Note no sugar in this drink, with the mint you just don't need it. I know tho that some of you seeties will want to add sugar! You may want to dilute the tea ever further-it's up to you and how you like your tea

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 quart hot boiled water
  • 14 cup tea leaves
  • 5 sprigs mint, bruised with a spoon
  • 1 quart cold water


  1. Remove the boiling water from heat add tea leaves and the mint.
  2. let stand uncovered for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour 1 quart cold water into a 2 quart picher, Strain the mint tea mixture into the cold water in the pitcher.
  4. Do not refrigerate.
  5. When you want to serve pour over ice into frosted glasses and decorate with a sprig of mint.
Most Helpful

Hey Bergy, made this minted tea last night and just tasted it now, very very good!!! The first use of the mint I planted, (it's growing like a weed, just as everyone said it would), very refreshing, will be making it alternately with your cold coffee all summer. No sugar is great and much better for us!! Thanks for posting.

Derf June 10, 2002

Very refreshing. I did need to add some equal to mine though. Very easy to make too!!

Shari2 June 17, 2002

I tried this, and I like the flavor, but I did have one problem. I think my tea is a lot stronger that what is intended here. (I don't usually use so much tea for the amount of water, but I followed the recipe.) The first sip of the tea made according to the recipe really woke me up! It's fine after diluting it with an equal amount of water. I am quite happy drinking it without sugar, and will make it again. But I think I will leave off the stars because of the difference in strength of my tea. Thank you for this recipe.

mianbao May 18, 2005