Iced chamomile mint tea

Iced tea is a summer staple, especially on days when you drive with your wrists because the steering wheel burns your fingers. Give your iced tea a refreshing twist by using chamomile herbal tea and mint from your garden. I need to harvest mint throughout the summer or it will take over the world. Snipping a few sprigs each day helps keep it in check and makes the tea refreshing.

Simply brew your chamomile tea as you normally would but add a couple sprigs of mint before pouring the boiling water; I don’t make sun tea with herbal teas as I don’t think they steep properly. Let it steep longer than you would for a hot cup as drinking it with ice will dilute it. Leave the mint in the tea for a few minutes, or for the whole steeping time depending on how much minty essence you like. I brew a quart of tea at a time in a tempered glass canning jar and let it steep about half an hour. Let it cool to room temperature before chilling it in the refrigerator. Drink over ice and enjoy!


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