Saturday, September 18, 2010

Iced mint tea

It's still rather hot and sticky in Cadiz, so a pot of iced mint tea seemed like a good idea. You have to make the tea very strong, as it is then diluted by the ice. We make ours without sugar. If you want it sweet,then it's probably best to add a lot of sugar directly to the teapot.

8 teaspoons of good quality green tea
1 smallish handful of fresh mint leaves

Put the green tea and mint in a teapot, and fill with boiling water. (I have a pot with a removable filter, which is good, because once it comes to the right strength you can remove it.)
Fill a large jug with ice cubes, pour the tea over it and wait for a few minutes until most of the ice has melted. Serve.

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