Mint Iced Tea
makes about 9 1/2 cups
- 1/4 cup agave syrup
- 8 mint teabags
- 1 lemon, cut into thin slices
- a few sprigs fresh mint for garnish
Pour the agave syrup in a large heat resistant 78 ounce container/pitcher. Unwrap teabags, wrap them around a chopstick and set the chopstick on top of the container so the tea bags are suspended in the pitcher. Pour 7 cups boiling hot water over teabags and let them steep for 5-6 minutes. Discard teabags and let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to cool down. Add 2 1/2 cups of cold water in addition to least a dozen ice cubes to the hot tea to continue the cool down. Give tea a good stir to distribute the agave and then add the lemon slices. Seal in a refrigerator to cool overnight. Serve cold with ice cubes and fresh mint & lemon for garnish.