Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

When I was a kid in Ohio, my mother kept mint growing under a dripping hose bib. On those icky, sticky, hot and humid summer days, I fondly remember cold glasses of this refreshing iced tea with its hint of mint, orange and lemon juices.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put 1 quart water in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Turn off heat and steep tea bags and mint in hot water for 15 minutes or more.
  3. Remove tea bags and mint and discard.
  4. Add sugar, stirring to dissolve.
  5. Add orange and lemon juices.
  6. Add enough water/ ice to make 4 quarts.
Most Helpful

I had a bunch of limes and used those instead of lemon and this iced tea is just delicious and so refreshing. I like that the tea flavours are still strong, and it's nice and citrusy while not being too sweet. The mint is a nice touch. This is perfect for the hot weather outside. Thanks!

yamakarasu May 27, 2012

This is a lovely refreshing drink. You can indeed taste the tea, mint and citrus juices. I enjoyed this very much. The flavour was outstanding. Perfectly, sweet and tart. I garnished my glasses with thin slices of orange. Thanks so much for sharing.

Baby Kato November 17, 2008