Grandmom's recipe for a fabulous summer citrus-mint tea using fresh mint. Kids and adults alike love it! You can add Kentucky bourbon when the guest list is all adults. Serve over ice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Add tea bags and mint to sugar mixture; let steep for 10 minutes. Strain mixture and discard tea bags and mint.

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  • Combine tea mixture, cold water, orange juice, and lemon juice in a pitcher.

Nutrition Facts

114 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 29.3g 9% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 8.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2018
Excellent! I made this exactly as written, and it was SO refreshing! You can easily adjust the sweetness by cutting back the sugar, but I loved it just as is. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2015
Ive made many quarts of tea at my age and I knew when I read the recipe that 4 small teabags would not make a decent cup of tea - it would be too,too weak. I changed the recipe drastically. First, I used 7 teabags instead of 4, used 1 qt of water instead of 2 qts. The cup of sugar to 1 cup water was too sweet so I used more lemon juice to my taste. I did use 1 cup of orange juice. The color of the tea was still very pale and not strong, though it did taste good - more orange flavored than tea flavor. I have a tip for all you tea-drinkers out there. To keep your tea from getting cloudy add 1/8 teaspoon baking soda to the water while steeping the tea. You should make 2qts of tea for this amount of soda. It neutralizes the tannic acid which makes your tea cloudy. Read More
(6)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2015
Ive made many quarts of tea at my age and I knew when I read the recipe that 4 small teabags would not make a decent cup of tea - it would be too,too weak. I changed the recipe drastically. First, I used 7 teabags instead of 4, used 1 qt of water instead of 2 qts. The cup of sugar to 1 cup water was too sweet so I used more lemon juice to my taste. I did use 1 cup of orange juice. The color of the tea was still very pale and not strong, though it did taste good - more orange flavored than tea flavor. I have a tip for all you tea-drinkers out there. To keep your tea from getting cloudy add 1/8 teaspoon baking soda to the water while steeping the tea. You should make 2qts of tea for this amount of soda. It neutralizes the tannic acid which makes your tea cloudy. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2018
Excellent! I made this exactly as written, and it was SO refreshing! You can easily adjust the sweetness by cutting back the sugar, but I loved it just as is. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2017
Very good! I had never made iced tea before and I'm glad I found this recipe because I will be making it often from now on. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2017
Very good! does taste better a few hours after making and next day. I went outside to pick some mint for this. Flavors all go well together. I needed something different & this hit the spot. Next time I'll use less sugar & another tea bag I like a strong tea. Thank you for this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2020
I made this twice...After reading reviews the tea was too weak...I made it stronger, but it was not good, the tea is way over powering for a flavored tea...The balance of flavor and ingredients amounts are ideal the way it is...If I want a strong tea flavor, I'll just drink plain tea. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2017
Super easy to make expect it needs more tea I made mine stronger. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2019
So refreshing Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2016
Followed recipe exactly (using 4 large teabags) and it was great. Read More