Cool off on a hot day with this refreshing, family-friendly iced tea recipe that features both lime and mint! In lieu of sugar, you can substitute Stevia in the Raw as a natural sweetener. It also makes a wonderful beverage addition to any 4th of July party you may be throwing!
Mint & Lime Iced Tea
For the tea:
8 cups (2 quarts) water
8 green tea bags
1 bunch fresh mint
1 1/2 cups superfine or granulated sugar
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 4 medium limes)
6 fresh mint sprigs, for garnish (optional)
1 medium lime, cut into sixths, for garnish (optional)
For the tea: Place water in a medium pot and bring to a simmer over high heat. Remove from heat, add tea bags and mint, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.
Once tea has steeped, discard tea bags, add sugar, and stir until sugar has completely dissolved. Let tea cool to room temperature, then place in the refrigerator to cool completely, about 2 hours.
To serve: Once tea is cold, remove mint and stir in lime juice. Taste and adjust with more lime juice or sugar as desired. Serve over ice with a sprig of mint and a wedge of lime (if using).
*Recipe and image courtesy of CHOW.com.*