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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Homemade Iced Tea

In these warmer days of spring , I started to crave something to drink cold. And iced tea season officially opened. For the last 2-3 summers I make  iced tea at home.

Ingredients ( For 4-5 liters :) We drink a lot )

  • 4 tablespoons loose black tea
  • 1 tablespoon loose  green tea
  • 1 tablespoon dried and grounded mint leaves
  • 6-7 tablespoons sugar
  • Juice of 1-2 lemons and lemon peel
  • Fresh mint leaves ( mostly use for serving)
  • Hot water
Bring 2  liters of water to a boil. Place both black and green tea and dried mint in a large glass pitcher, and pour  2 liters of hot water over them. Cover the pitcher with a kitchen towel and steep for 10-15 minutes. Pour the mixture through a strainer to a larger pitcher or a bowl that can take 4-5 liters. Add the sugar and let it dissolve then add juice of both lemons and peels. Then add cold water up to 2-3 liters according to your taste.  After chilling,  serve with  ice cubes and  fresh mint leaves.