Friday, May 11, 2012

My Favorite Summer Drink

I remember summer days with a jar of tea sitting in the sun. My mom always had sun tea brewing. I was never really a fan of it until I met my husband. I realized then that not all iced tea is created equal. What was missing in my mom's sun tea was SUGAR. I love sugar!

Beside regular, Lipton Iced Tea I also enjoy mint tea. I love it hot with honey and milk! Mmmm. So why shouldn't  I put the two together? I started brewing them together and it's my absolute favorite!!

Now I know that my blog is all over the place in terms of topics, and it's in NO WAY a recipe collection, since cooking isn't my forte. But I just wanted to share this with you...whoever might be reading it because after I made a pitcher yesterday I was taking sips and talking to the empty house, "this is so good!"

This happens to be Decaf. Not sure what joker bought it. 

To make a gallon I boiled 12 lipton iced tea bags and about 20 leaves (of varying sizes) of mint fresh from my mint garden. Once it had boiled about 2 minutes I turned off the heat and let it set for about 10 minutes. I strained out the tea bags and mint and poured it in a pitcher with about a up of ice.

I then added two cups of sugar. I know it's a lot, but I love sugar! Obviously it's to taste and you can add less if you're so inclined.

Voila' My favorite summer drink!

P.S. Before I had mint growing in my garden I used about 4 Bigelow brand, Plantation Mint tea bags. It's just as yummy!

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