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Homemade Mint Iced Tea

Iced Tea preferences are as personal as cornbread recipes depending on where you live in this great country of ours. Whether you drink it hot or cold,  sweet or plain,  nobody will argue that iced tea rules in the summer.

The fresh mint my husband planted in the garden last year is making its appearance.  The sight of those bright green, fragrant leaves always makes me think of summer on Gilberts Creek. My husband and I live next to the Kentucky River in a valley. Winter keeps our neighbors and us from venturing out much; summer is our time to enjoy the beauty of where we live together.

 

Iced Tea preferences are as personal as cornbread recipes depending on where you live in this great country of ours. Whether you drink it hot or cold,  sweet or plain,  nobody will argue that iced tea rules in the summer.This recipe for Homemade Mint Iced Tea isn’t written in stone, and it’s meant to be tweaked to your taste. It’s a guideline, a place to start if you’ve never made Homemade Mint Tea before. I started the tea by going out to the garden and picking the tops off of two fresh mint plants. I washed them and left the leaves attached to the stems, which saved me from fishing out each leaf later on.

 

 

 

Iced Tea preferences are as personal as cornbread recipes depending on where you live in this great country of ours. Whether you drink it hot or cold,  sweet or plain,  nobody will argue that iced tea rules in the summer.The mint leaves are added to the tea after it’s been brewed, and the sugar and lemon have been added.  Holding on to the stems, swirl the leaves into the drink, then drop them in and chill thoroughly. Don’t forget to remove the stems before serving. Homemade Mint Iced Tea, if this doesn’t scream summer, I don’t know what does,  ENJOY!

Recipe by Bunny from Bunny’s Warm Oven Blog

 

 

 

Ingredients needed to make Homemade Mint Tea

  • Two quarts (8 cups) water, plus two cups cold water, divided
  • One family size tea bag
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • One bunch fresh mint washed
  • 1/2 large lemon cut into slices

 

 

 

 

5 from 4 votes
Homemade Mint Iced Tea
Homemade Mint Iced Tea
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Chill
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 18 mins
 
Iced Tea preferences are as personal as cornbread recipes depending on where you live in this great country of ours. Whether you drink it hot or cold, sweet or plain, nobody will argue that iced tea rules in the summer.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Mint Iced Tea
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 110 kcal
Author: Bunnies Warm Oven
Ingredients
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 family size tea bag
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 bunch fresh mint, washed
  • ½ large lemon, sliced
Instructions
  1. Boil the 2 quarts of water, add the tea bag. Let tea steep about 10 minutes or until the tea is as strong as you like it.
  2. Pour the brewed tea into a gallon container, add the sugar and lemon slices, stir until sugar dissolves into the tea. Holding the mint by its stems, swirl the mint into the hot tea, then drop into the container.
  3. Add 2 cups cold water to the container, chill the tea until completely cold, Scoop the mint leaves and stems out of the tea before serving
Recipe Notes

Recipe and images by Bunny's Warm Oven

 

I would like to personally say, “A big Thank you!” to Bunny for sharing her amazing recipe for Homemade Mint Iced Tea and beginning a new journey with us all here on The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch Blog. Please be sure to visit her blog and get to know her a little better. Bunny has a ton of wonderful recipes and awesome pictures I just know Y’all will enjoy.
 
 
 
 Iced Tea preferences are as personal as cornbread recipes depending on where you live in this great country of ours. Whether you drink it hot or cold,  sweet or plain,  nobody will argue that iced tea rules in the summer.
 
 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Paul
    July 20, 2018 at 10:14 am

    I wonder what green tea would taste like using this same idea?

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      July 20, 2018 at 10:15 am

      Hi, there Paul, I’m not sure. It would be unique that is for sure. Let me know if you try it.

  • Reply
    Jenny
    July 20, 2018 at 10:13 am

    I made a triple batch for our potluck, wish I had made more

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      July 20, 2018 at 10:16 am

      Hi, Jenny, that is so awesome to hear, I bet Bunny would love to hear that too. Thank you for letting us know.

  • Reply
    Clair
    July 20, 2018 at 10:12 am

    I tried this iced T and it was delicious! I’m glad I made it the whole family loved it

    • Reply
      Heidy McCallum
      July 20, 2018 at 10:17 am

      I am so happy to hear you enjoyed Bunny’s Iced T, I bet she would be thrilled to know this.
      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Mary Bostow
    May 16, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Totally my pleasure Heidy!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 16, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      I love iced tea and mint tea is one of my favorites! Thank you again!!!
      <3
      Heidy

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