Southern-Style Mint Sweet Tea
Serve this Southern-style mint sweet tea at a summertime garden party!
Sweet tea becomes a centerpiece of your table setting when served out of a beautiful Le Creuset stoneware pitcher. I love how the density of the stoneware keeps the tea ice cold between pours.
- Mint Sweet Tea
- 12 cups water
- 6 tea bags*
- 1 cup fresh peppermint leaves
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups water
- lemon slices
- mint sprigs
- Bring the 12 cups of water just barely to a boil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Let stand until cool; remove tea bags.
- While tea is cooling prepare mint syrup: Place the mint, sugar, and 2 cups water in a small saucepan. Heat to boiling, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Cool completely.
- Strain the sugar syrup into the cooled tea; refrigerate until cold. Pour cold tea into tall glasses with ice. Garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs, if desired.