10 cups cold water
3 ½ cups sugar
5 mint leaves (optional)
36 tea bags
10 cups ice
Juice of 1 lemon (optional)
Yields 6 quarts
Perfect for these hot summer days and nights. This Ice Tea is a delicious refreshing beverage, sure to complement any summer time meal.
Step 1:Combine water, sugar and mint in a large pot
Step 2:Place pot over a high heat
Step3: Bring to a rolling boil
Step4: Select a flavor/verity of tea. I like to use tea pods simply to cut down on prep time, avoiding having to remove the paper
Step 5: Collect 36 tea pods or bags with paper tabs removed and set aside
Step6: Carefully remove pot from heat and add 36 tea pods to hot mint infused sugar water
.Step7: Steep tea for 20 minutes.
Step 8: Using your hand or 2 large slotted spoons squeeze pods to extract tea
Step9: Dispose used pods
Step10: Place 10 cups ice into a drink dispenser
Step11: Cut 1 lemon in half
Step12: Squeeze the lemon into the drink dispenser directly over the ice and remove any seeds
Step13: Carefully pour tea into dispenser and stir
Step14: Fill a tall tumbler glass with ice and fill with yummy tea garnish with a sprig of mint or lemon or both!
All photos Felicia and BJ Mohan