Monday, July 27, 2009

Homemade Mint "Iced" Tea

Wash and skim the leaves off of 4-8 stalks of freshly-picked mint (I'm playing with this to see if the level of "minty-ness" changes with the number of stalks).

Gently crumple the leaves to bruise them and put in 2 quart bowl.

Pour 4 cups of boiling water over the leaves and steep for 10 minutes.

Strain leaves out and add 4 cups cool water to hot water in bowl.

Pour into glass container(s) (I use G.T.'s kombucha bottles) with lids and refrigerate.

Note: I don't add ice since I just grab the chilled bottles out of the fridge to drink. If you were to add ice, you would need to experiment with the level of concentration of the tea to allow for the melted ice.