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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.

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.

adding water

And finally, add the almond extract:

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)


Step 1
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.
Step 2
Strain tea into a gallon sized pitcher.
Step 3
Add sugar, stir until dissolved.
Step 4
Add orange and pineapple juices. Stir.
Step 5
Add enough cold water to make 1 gallon of tea.
Step 6
Add almond extract. Stir well.
Step 7
Refrigerate to meld flavors. Stir and serve over ice.
Step 8
Garnish with fresh mint sprig.


One Comment

  1. I was born and raised on sweet tea-too much sugar! I now drink it unwenetseed or with a tsp. of honey in my glass of tea. The flavor of tea is good all by itself! =) Katharine literally gets sick with too much sugar-and for her, even a little sugar can be too much.

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