Prep time: 20 minutes
Last week the warm spring sun made its way into D.C., and I suddenly craved a summertime favorite – iced tea. My mother recently brought me some delicious loose leaf tea varieties; perfect for my homemade concoction. The recipe below is sweet, but not as sweet as southern style sweet tea. It’s a perfect refreshing drink whether its 65 or 95 degrees!
1 T loose leaf black tea of your choice (I used Irish breakfast tea)
- Boil water and steep tea for 10 minutes. Remove tea leaves.
- Pour tea into a carafe and set in refrigerator until cool.
- Using your weight, roll lemon on counter until it softens. Cut in half and squeeze juice into a bowl. Repeat with lime.
- Remove seeds from the lemon/lime juice. Pour into cooled tea carafe.
- Mix in sugar.
- Place mint into the bowl that had lemon/lime juice. Sprinkle a pinch of sugar over mint, and muddle with wooden spoon until the leaves are broken apart. Mix into the carafe.
Enjoy, preferably outdoor on a perfectly warm and sunny day. Maybe with a book. Or maybe sitting silent, and enjoying each sip of tea. Hungry for more great recipes? Explore more Lawyer in the Kitchen!