Iced Apple Mint Sun Tea
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If you like, you can vary the flavour by using another type of juice.
, (your favourite kind, regular or decaf)
, (or any fruit juice you like)
- In a large clear container, combine the cold water, tea bags and fresh mint leaves. Cover and place in the sun – indoors or outdoors – for 2 to 5 hours or until the tea is as strongly flavoured as you like. Strain tea into a pitcher and add juice.
- While the tea is steeping in the sun, make the simple syrup. In a small saucepan or a microwave-safe measuring cup, combine the sugar with – cup (125 mL) water. On the stove or in the microwave, bring just to a simmer, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Cool slightly, then add to the tea gradually, tasting until it is sweetened to your taste – you may not use all the syrup
- Chill and serve over ice.