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.