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Monday, June 27, 2011

Mom's Mint Iced Tea

Summer also reminds me of my Mom's mint iced tea, made with fresh mint from the garden! My Mom used to make this for us every summer, and we LOVED it! I now make it for my kids and they drink a whole pitcher in just a couple days! Here's my recipe:

I use Lipton decaffeinated tea bags for the tea.

                                                       And fresh mint from my "garden".
                                                      You will also need: 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
                                                                                       1 cup of sugar

In a 2 cup measuring cup, put 6 tea bags in and 3 "stalks" of mint (I put the whole thing in, not just the leaves). Fill the measuring cup with boiling water and let it steep for 1 hour. When the hour is up, take out your leaves and tea bags and add your tea to your pitcher (I use a 2 quart pitcher). Add 1/4 cup lemon juice, and about 1 cup of sugar (or less if you like it less sweet). Then add cold water to fill your 2 quart pitcher!  That, my friends, is IT! You kiddos will LOVE this tea, and probably your husband too! (I pretty much GUARANTEE IT!)

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