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Sun-Brewed Mint Tea Recipe
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Sun-Brewed Mint Tea

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"A refreshing tea that's brewed by sitting in the sun for a few hours."

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Directions

  1. Pour the water into a large glass container with a lid. Stir in honey until dissolved.
  2. Zest the lemon, being careful not to include any white pith, and juice the lemon. Combine the zest and juice with the honey water mixture.
  3. Hold a bunch of mint in one hand; use your other hand to twist and squeeze the leaves, slightly bruising them to release their fragrance and oils. Immerse the bunches in the water mixture. Cover the container and place in direct sunlight for two hours. Remove the mint leaves, shake, and serve over ice in tall glasses, garnished with a mint sprig.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 2 hrs
  • READY IN 2 hrs 10 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 01, 2010

Not bad. I'm wanting a bit more taste--either from the lemon or tea. It tastes a bit like flavored water, so I think I'd add a tea bag or two next time. It also isn't that minty, but 2 bunches of mint is a vague measurement. Not sure what the recipe submitter really meant, so I looked it up. A small bunch is about .5 oz (which is what I used), a larger bunch is 1 oz. Perhaps what was meant was a large bunch? At any rate, I made the Mint Ice Cubes on here (recipe by Skuba) and added it to my glass of tea. Although it took them a while to melt, once they did, it is a mint explosion! thanks for the recipe.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 02, 2013

Funny? With the listed ingredients, dosen't taste like tea at all!!!!

 
Aug 13, 2010

I used a mild basil variety and orange mint mixture. BTW, a "BUNCH" is equal to a cup and a half. I looked it up once when using cilantro, and was glad I did!

 
Dec 08, 2007

followed the recipes, then brewed it in the fridge- (much safer that way) added some extra lemon too, yum!

 
Sep 23, 2010

This was easy and a nice way to use my mint plant. I found it very refreshing over some ice. Another person thought it maybe didn't have a strong enough flavor, but I thought it worked well as a light, refreshing drink.

 
Jun 09, 2009

YUMMM!!! I found your recipe this morning and just happen to have a huge bunch of mint growing nicely in my green house. I made the tea, then added one lipton regular tea bag to it for a bit of caffein and taste. It is sooo good! Im sipping some right now! Thanks for sharing! :)

 
Jul 29, 2009

Very good and refreshing for a hot summer day! I'll be making this again.

 
Jul 02, 2013

This is an old Amish recipe for iced tea. They call it Meadow tea. I rustic camp near several Amish families in Ontario, Canada. The mint they are referring to in the recipe is what they use as a tea base. A little common sense used and you might know that. After all, tea leaves are from plants! Anyway, this is a very easy, refreshing tea and great on a hot summer's day. Enjoy!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 40 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 8 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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