Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mint Green Iced Tea

Ever feel like you just needed a refreshing glass of something good for you, that wasn't water? Well, I have the answer: Homemade Mint Green Iced Tea.

This super simple to make - just boil 4 quarts of water in a tea kettle (this will take two rounds with a standard tea kettle) and pour into a heat resistant container. Add a few sprigs of mint, and 6 or 7 green tea bags. Let it brew for about a half hour. I know this seems like awhile, but you'll want it strong. After the tea has brewed, add a few cups of ice to bring it down to that refreshing temperature we all love. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

TIP: If you want to make this an adult beverage, you can add sweet tea vodka or just regular vodka. It tastes kind of mojito-ish, so rum might work as well.

WARNING:Do not pour the hot water into a glass container. The dramatic change in temperature will shatter the glass and you will have a dangerous mess to clean up. (Yes, I learned this the hard way and now my favorite pitcher is in the garbage in pieces.)

1 comment:

  1. The season for iced tea is fast approaching and adding a touch of mint is a great idea. The store bought iced tea in Canada is so sweet, I will definitely try making my own this summer.

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