Indian ice tea

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups Water
1 tablespoon Loose black tea; (or 3-4 orange pekoe tea bags)
4 Fresh mint leaves; (I use a handful as I love mint) or 1 Tb dried mint, up to 8
3 cups Ice water
3 Lemons or limes ; juice of
Sugar or honey to taste
Ice cubes

Hi everyone: I still haven't caught up with all those boxes, or all my Fatfree digests, but I have managed to find a lot of good recipes, including this one for ice tea. It's from The Ethnic Vegetarian Kitchen by Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff. It's my favorite ice tea recipe and I often make 3-4 batches at a time.

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan and remove from heat. Add tea leaves (put in tea infuser for less of a mess) and mint leaves (use tea infuser for dried mint as well). Cover the pot and steep for 5 minutes.

Remove tea leaves and mint leaves. (For a more intense mint flavor leave mint in for 5 minutes longer.)

Strain if not using infusers, stir in honey or sugar (about ½ cup) until dissolved. Add ice water and lemon or lime juice. Stir well and pour into glasses with ice cubes.

Note: I have also tried this recipe using lemon balm instead of the mint.

It gives it a different taste and is also good.

Posted to fatfree digest by JBennicoff <JBennicoff@...> on Apr 29, 1998

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