In a large teapot, add the tea. Add 1/2 a cup of boiling water and wait 20 seconds. Then gently swirl the teapot to rinse out the tea, and discard the water.
Add the remaining water and let the tea steep for 2 minutes. Stir in the sugar and then add the fresh mint. Let the tea steep for an additional 3 minutes.
Pour the hot tea over a pitcher filled with ice. Serve in tall glasses with ice.
2 tbsp. of Unflavored Green or Black Tea
4 tbsp. of Sugar
1 Bunch of Fresh Mint
21/2 Cups of Boiling Filtered Water
Tips and Tricks
Try to use the highest quality tea you can find.
If you don’t have fresh mint, you can use 4 tablespoons of good quality dried mint leaves. Only use dried mint leaves and not crushed mint leaves.