Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mint Iced Tea

This is the tea that was on our Easter menu. Sweet tea has been called the table wine of the South, well we've upped that table wine a notch with this mint tea. It's so refreshing and delicious but be warned this tea is ADDICTIVE! Enjoy...but don't say you weren't warned!

Mint Iced Tea


Bring one quart of cold water just to a boil (not a rolling boil, just before). Remove from heat. 
Add tea bags ( I used 2 of the family size Luzianne Tea bags)
Let steep for about 10 minutes.
meanwhile bring another quart of water to a boil.
Add a large handful on fresh mint to the water remove from heat and cover pot, if using an open pot.
Allow mint to steep for 10-15 minutes.
Pour tea into a large pitcher. Add steeped mint poured through a sieve into the tea. This just catches the mint and keeps you from having to fish it out of the pitcher!
Add a about quarter of a can of lemonade and a about quarter of a can of orange juice concentrate to the mint tea
Stir in 3/4 cup of sugar (it seems like a lot but it really does take a good bit of sugar) Taste, add more sugar if you think it needs it.
Chill and serve over lots of ice!

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