I love tea, I drink it year round and usually a few times a day. This simple to make tea can be served either hot or cold and is perfect for those rushed mornings to just grab and go.
Full time 1 1/2 hours (includes 1 hour steeping/cooling time)
Makes 1 gallon tea
1 bunch mint
8 tea bags or equivalent loose tea
8 cups water
2/3 cup sugar (or to taste)
In a small pot place mint leaves.
Add in 1 cup water.
Bring water to high boil over high heat and boil 10 minutes. Set aside.
Bring remaining water to boil in a seperate vessel.
While these boil let us work on making tea base.
Place tea bags or loose tea in metal or heat proof bowl, yes the metal will become very hot, but it holds it at a good brew temperature longer.
Add in sugar.
Add in boiled water, not mint water.
Let steep ten minutes.
Remove tea bags.
Add mint water.
Allow to completely cool before removing mint.
Place in air tight container and enjoy up to 1 week. Cheers!