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.Sugar
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.Ingredients
|1/3 - 1/2||Cups||Sugar|
|2/3||Cups||Fresh mint leaves, lightly packed|
- Rinse mint leaves in cool water to remove dirt. Remove leaves from stems, and lightly pack leaves in the measuring cup.
- Dissolve sugar in boiling water. Add mint leaves and seep for 15-20 minutes.
- Strain leaves and add cool water to make 1/2 gallon.
- Refrigerate until cool. If desired, serve over ice.