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Minted citrus iced tea recipe

Minted citrus iced tea recipe

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  • Dish type
  • Drink
  • Iced tea

Minted iced tea with plenty of lemon and lime juice is a non-alcoholic version of a mojito.

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IngredientsServes: 10

  • 4 tea bags
  • 10 sprigs fresh mint, more to taste
  • 700ml boiling water
  • 200g granulated sugar
  • 4 lemons, juiced
  • 4 limes, juiced
  • 1 splash vanilla extract
  • 700ml cold water
  • 12 ice cubes, more to taste

MethodPrep:15min ›Extra time:2hr15min › Ready in:2hr30min

  1. Place tea bags and mint sprigs in a large heat proof jug or tea pot. Pour boiling water over tea bag mixture and cover with a plate or lid. Steep tea until desired strength is reached, 15 to 20 minutes. Pour steeped tea through a strainer into a large jar, squeezing excess liquid from tea bags. Discard mint and tea bags.
  2. Stir sugar into tea until dissolved. add lemon juice, lime juice and vanilla extract. Stir cold water into tea mixture. Place lid on the jar and refrigerate until completely chilled, 2 hours to overnight.
  3. To serve fill a punch bowl or beverage dispenser with ice and add tea.

Tip

Add rum and sparkling water for an adult version.

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by JustJoan

My family loved this drink! I only used 3 lemons and 3 limes. I didn't want it to be too tart and I am glad I did. Also, I used green tea. It's very refreshing and smells so good too.-24 Jul 2017