2 tablespoons English Breakfast Tea
OR Darjeeling Tea
3 cups sugar
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup lemon juice
Pour a quart of boiling water over the tea and steep for 3 hours.
Make syrup of the sugar and 1 cup of cold water by boiling for 10 minutes. Add the mint leaves and infuse for 2 hours or until the tea is ready.
Strain tea and syrup and combine with the lemon juice. Serve in 12- or 14-ounce glasses filled with crushed ice.
Garnish with lemon slices, mint sprigs, and dust the top with powdered sugar. Without the garnish, this brew will keep for several days in the refrigerator.
Recipe makes 12 to 14 servings.
Did You Know?
In Russia, a preserved strawberry to each cup of tea is considered an improvement. We imitate our Russian friends by garnishing with a candied cherry.
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