Time for Iced Tea

Time for Iced Tea

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.

chocolate mint

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.

iced tea up close

Chocolate Mint Iced Tea
Serves 4

4 or 5 sprigs fresh chocolate mint
4 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 lemon

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.


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