Citrus Mint Iced Tea


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)
1 Liter boiling water
1 lemon
1 lime
1 tsp sugar, or until preferred sweetness is reached.
Handful of mint leaves


  1. Boil water and steep tea for 10 minutes. Remove tea leaves.
  2. Pour tea into a carafe and set in refrigerator until cool.
  3. Using your weight, roll lemon on counter until it softens. Cut in half and squeeze juice into a bowl. Repeat with lime.
  4. Remove seeds from the lemon/lime juice. Pour into cooled tea carafe.
  5. Mix in sugar.
  6. 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!

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