Sunday, April 09, 2006

Cooling Fresh Mint Tea

Cooling Fresh Mint Tea

4 cups boiling water
8 teaspoons teaspoons tea*
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
crushed ice
lemon slices

Pour boiling water over tea. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Decant tea and allow to cool. Combine sugar and lemon juice in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Allow mixture to boil and dissolve sugar. Remove mixture from heat, and stir in chopped mint. Let cool. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding the solids. Stir in tea and serve over crushed ice. Garnish, if desired.

*Decaffeinate using method previously posted in archives.

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