Mint Iced Tea
Transform your ordinary iced tea into something extraordinary by adding a few simple ingredients! Fresh mint and juices re-create this tea into a elegant and refreshing drink.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
4-Family size tea bags (regular or decaf, I am using decaf), 1 cup orange juice, 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice,1 1/2 cups sugar, 5 or 6 sprigs of fresh mint leaves and 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.
To begin steep the tea bags and mint in 4 cups of boiling water.
steeping tea & mint
Allow the tea and mint to steep about 15 minutes, strain and pour into a gallon pitcher or jug.
straining hot tea into pitcher
Add sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.
adding sugar to tea
Now add the juices:
adding orange juice
adding pineapple juice
Fill pitcher the rest of the way with water to make one gallon.
And finally, add the almond extract:
Refrigerate to meld the flavors together. Stir before serving. Serve over ice, garnish with fresh mint leaves.
iced mint tea
Mint Iced Tea
A refreshing and satisfying tea. Perfect on a hot day!
- 4 Large Tea Bags (regular or decaf)
- 1 1/2 cup Pineapple juice
- 1 cup Orange juice
- 1 1/2 cup Sugar
- 5-6 Springs fresh mint
- 1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract
- Water (to make 1 gallon of tea)
|Boil 1 quart of water and pour into a medium sized bowl. Add tea bags and mint springs and allow to steep for 15 to 20 minutes. |
|Strain tea into a gallon sized pitcher. |
|Add sugar, stir until dissolved. |
|Add orange and pineapple juices. Stir. |
|Add enough cold water to make 1 gallon of tea. |
|Add almond extract. Stir well. |
|Refrigerate to meld flavors. Stir and serve over ice. |
|Garnish with fresh mint sprig. |