Sweet Mint Iced Tea

It’s been an unusually hot summer and I cannot get enough of this tea. Make it and pour some over a glass of ice any time you need to cool off and enjoy the little things:

  • 1/4 cup of your favorite black tea (I’ve been really digging on this black currant tea from our local food coop)
  • 1/4 cup honey (the honey will influence the flavor, at the moment I’ve been making batches with wild flower honey from Bradley Farm)
  • 1 bunch mint or hyssop

Boil four cups of water and remove from heat. Stir in the above ingredients, cover and allow to steep for 10-15 minutes. Pour through a fine mesh sieve and press the mint with the back of a wooden spoon to release as much liquid as possible. Pour filtered tea into an 8 cup (preferably glass) jug, add 4 cups cold water, cool and refrigerate.

This is fantastic with spearmint, peppermint or hyssop which has an anise like flavor. You’ll be wanting a jug of this in the fridge for the rest of the summer.