Best if made each morning for dinnertime.
When cool, remove the tea bags. Give a slight squeeze but not too much or your tea will taste bitter. Stir in 3/4 cup sugar (1 cup if you like your tea a little sweeter). Squeeze in juice from 1/4 of a lemon. And enough cold water to fill pitcher 2/3 full.
Go out to garden and snip a couple pieces of rampantly growing mint. Sniff its wonderful fragrance and let out a little aww… as you are returning to the kitchen.
|Common garden mint|
|Spearmint for a little stronger flavor|
Run the mint under cold water and then plunge it into the pitcher of iced-tea, crushing slightly with your fingers to release its flavor. Garnish pitcher with a couple slices of lemon.
Chill the iced-tea and serve over ice.