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    Recipes Summertime Iced Tea

    Domestic Goddess Sep 11, 2012

    1. Domestic Goddess

      Domestic Goddess Regular Chatter

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      I so enjoy this iced tea! The spearmint leaves gives this iced tea a slight hint of mint flavor, which makes this tea taste so good!

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      Summertime Iced Tea

      8 cups water
      14 orange pekoe and black tea bags
      25 fresh spearmint leaves
      1 cup sugar
      1 (12 oz.) can frozen lemonade concentrate
      4 cups cold water
      lemon slices, to garnish
      sprigs of fresh spearmint, to garnish
      1 gallon size heat-proof glass jar


      Place the spearmint leaves and tea bags in a heat-proof gallon size jar.

      In a large saucepan, bring the 8 cups of water to almost a boil, just until you see a few bubbles starting to come to the surface.

      Pour the heated water into the large heatproof jar; cover the jar with a glass plate. I used an 8-1/2 inch glass dessert plate, and let stand for 15-20 minutes.

      After the tea has steeped, discard the tea bags and mint leaves. Add the sugar, and stir thoroughly.

      Cover the jar with the plate, and let set at room temp to cool. (I let mine sit for 1 hr. & 30 mins.)

      Now add the frozen lemonade and cold water; stir well.

      Refrigerate to chill and serve later, or pour into beverage glasses filled with a few large ice cubes, and serve immediately.

      Garnish beverage glasses with lemon slices, and sprigs of fresh spearmint leaves, if desired.

      Yields: 108 ounces of tea
       
      Last edited: Sep 2, 2016
    2. Naiwen

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      Compliments to ya for it...