Peppermint Ice Tea

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This tea, which brews while it sits in the sun, is less bitter than a tea made with boiling water.

  • 8Servings


  • 4 tea bags, preferably a blend of orange pekoe and black tea
  • 6 cups filtered water
  • 6 sprigs fresh peppermint
  • Ice, for serving
  • lemon wedges, optional
  • sugar, optional


In 2-quart glass jar or pitcher, combine tea bags, water and mint. Cover and set in a sunny window or out on the porch in the sun until tea is steeped, about 5 hours.

Discard tea bags. Pour tea over ice in tall glasses. Garnish with lemon and serve with sugar if desired.