We’ve had some warm days here of late in the PNW. A couple of days of eighty here and there, punctuated by some cooler days and rain. Even though we are currently living in a rental and I can’t go digging up the grass (as much as I’d like to), I’ve been busy gardening in pots. My last addition was a chocolate mint plant that I don’t fully trust not to climb its way out of the pot and colonize the yard. So be it – it will at least smell good.
I started to think that today would be a great day for iced tea, so did some pruning on the chocolate mint. The result was this lovely iced tea.
Chocolate Mint Iced Tea
4 or 5 sprigs fresh chocolate mint
4 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon sugar
Steep the chocolate mint in the boiling water for 5 minutes or until desired strength is reached. Add one teaspoon sugar and stir. Cool and then refrigerate until cold. Serve with slices of lemon.