How to Make After 8 Chocolate Mint Iced Tea
This is my husband’s absolute favorite iced tea that I make. I first made it for him when we lived in Iowa, and I had an overabundance of chocolate mint in my garden…It took over, and I needed to figure out a way to use it all up. It is southern-style in that it is a sweet tea. ~ Kimberly Edwards
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Serve With: You can make an alcoholic version of this drink by adding 1/2 shot of creme de menthe liqueur, and 1/2 shot of creme de cacao to a 16 oz highball.
* Tip: Don’t use liqueurs that are creamy for best results.
Yield: ~ 8 cups
1. Boil ~ 4 cups water in a pot, or in a kettle.
2. Clip 2 stems of chocolate mint from your garden.
3. In a pitcher, combine sugar, 2 tea bags, and 2 whole stems of chocolate mint.
4. Once water has boiled, pour into pitcher and stir to dissolve sugar. Only leave tea bags in for 5 min maximum.
5. Remove tea bags & chocolate mint stems and discard, or use for compost.
6. Fill pitcher to top with ~ 4 more cups of cool water.
* Tip: To cool tea quicker, use ice cubes in place of cool water.
7. Serve & Enjoy in an frosty glass.
It is best to use herbs from your own organically grown garden, or buy organic herbs. Organic teas area also available.
You may experiment with different types of tea, but always follow instructions for that particular type of tea for length of steeping time.
If you come to our house, you can pretty much guarantee that you’ll find a tall, cold pitcher of iced tea in the fridge.
Kimberly Edwards 😀
P.S. You have to try the herb, chocolate mint…You will not believe your mouth!:
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