Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pinckneyville Garden Iced Mint Tea

Plenty of mint is growing in the Pinckneyville Middle School garden. Teachers enjoyed this refreshing drink at a spring garden breakfast. Stop by on Open House day this Thursday for a sample. The following recipe makes 1/2 gallon of tea.


I like the tea made with 1/3 cup of sugar. Some of the students preferred a sweeter version made with 1/2 cup of sugar. If you plan to serve it over lots of ice, use more sugar.

1/3 - 1/2CupsSugar
2/3CupsFresh mint leaves, lightly packed
2CupsBoiling Water
6CupsCool Water
  1. Rinse mint leaves in cool water to remove dirt. Remove leaves from stems, and lightly pack leaves in the measuring cup.
  2. Dissolve sugar in boiling water. Add mint leaves and seep for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Strain leaves and add cool water to make 1/2 gallon.
  4. Refrigerate until cool. If desired, serve over ice.