Now ya can’t live in the South and not drink sweet tea, right? I must confess that even though I’m from the South, I love sweet and unsweetened tea. One of the great things about tea is that there are so many different varieties and so many ways you can drink it! Tons of flavors, different ways to sweeten it, you can add fruits, and you can add herbs.
It’s such a versatile drink and I think that is one of the many reasons it’s such a loved drink. This Sweet Southern Mint Tea is so refreshing!
Sitting on the back covered porch, I was craving some tea so guess what? I hopped up out of my seat and made some ’cause that’s what I do when I have a craving for something! You know I’m all about quick and simple. From time to time I do get a little extravagant, but with a home that needs so many projects done and work, I have to be smart and save my fancy recipes as my sister calls them until the weekend.
I have one ingredient that isn’t normal for iced tea, but I love it and it adds a punch to it. So let me share my recipe!
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Sweet Southern Mint Tea
- 1 gallon of water
- 5-6 family sized tea bags
- Juice from 1/2 of an orange
- Honey (Y’all, we know sweet tea can go from sweet to downright syrup depending on taste buds. So start out with 1-2 cups and add according to your taste buds! 🙂
- Large square and round ice cubes (AKA “man cubes” you’ll find out why I call them that later in this post.)
When I went home last summer for one sister’s birthday and the other sister’s baby shower (yes, all in one weekend), one of my brother-in-laws had these huge ice cubes which he calls man cubes. Since then I’ve been in search of man cube trays. I’ve tried several, but none of them worked very well. I finally found a set of great man cubes that are square and round! Yes…little things make me happy. It’s the details!
To make the man cubes even better, I added slices of lemon in them so as the ice melts, you’ll have lemon slices in your tea. Yum!
I pour it into a glass beverage dispenser and time to drink!
Grab your glass of tea and let’s have a get together in the comments below! What’s your favorite summer drink?
- 1 Gallon of water
- 5-6 Family sized tea bags
- Juice of 4 lemons
- Juice of 1/2 of an orange
- 1/c Honey
- 5 Sprigs of fresh mint
- Boil a gallon of water in a large pot. Once water comes to a boil, remove from the stove and add the tea bags.
- Steep for 20 minutes. If you like lighter tea, steep less. For stronger tea, steep longer.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Stir until ingredients are well blended.
- When I make this tea, I let it sit overnight so the mint can sit and give the tea a stronger mint taste.
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