How To Make French Mint Tea

 


This is one of my mother’s all time favorite drinks in the summer. Of course, when you live in the south, anything served over ice quickly becomes a favorite. This drink, however, is different. Think mint juleps beneath a big oak shade tree. Now place a nice stemmed iced tea glass of my Mama’s French Mint Tea in your hand and you’re on your way!

Mama took these pictures just a few moments ago, so if you hurry to her house there might still be some left!



You will need: Sugar, Lemon Juice, Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate, Fresh (or dried) Mint, and Tea Bags. In general, the tea bags we use in the south are orange pekoe. They are marketed under popular brands such as Luzianne or Tetley.


In a pot bring to a boil the tea bags, mint and enough water to cover well.


Remove from heat and let steep covered for 30 minutes


Put approx. 1 quart water in pitcher and add oj concentrate


And sugar….


And lemon juice.
(You’d never know by my sentence structure that was an English honors student in college…)


Strain tea and mint into pitcher and add enough water to make one gallon. Stir. Refrigerate.


French Mint Tea
 
8 regular size tea bags
juice of 4 lemons (8T. Realemon)
one 12 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate(pulp free)
2 cups sugar
handful of fresh mint (2 T. dried mint flakes)
In a pot bring to a boil the tea bags, mint and enough water to cover well. Remove from heat and let steep covered for 30 minutes. Put approx. 1 quart water in pitcher and add oj concentrate, lemon juice and sugar. Strain tea and mint into pitcher and add enough water to make one gallon. Stir. Refrigerate.
 
 
 
How To Make French Mint Tea

How To Make French Mint Tea

Ingredients

  • 8 regular size tea bags
  • juice of 4 lemons (8T. Realemon)
  • one 12 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate(pulp free)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • handful of fresh mint (2 T. dried mint flakes)

Instructions

  1. In a pot bring to a boil the tea bags, mint and enough water to cover well. Remove from heat and let steep covered for 30 minutes. Put approx. 1 quart water in pitcher and add oj concentrate, lemon juice and sugar. Strain tea and mint into pitcher and add enough water to make one gallon. Stir. Refrigerate.
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Mama’s Notes: I included alternate ingredients in parentheses. I also use 1 3/4 cup Splenda instead of sugar. If you want you can also add 1 1/2 cup pineapple juice instead of some of the water. If you use oj that is not pulp free, you will need to put it in the hot tea mixture and strain it with the tea and mint to remove some of the pulp.

Isn’t that a pretty picture?

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Comments

  1. Southern Plate says

    You get the fastest comment award for the day! I just posted it a minute or two ago!
    lol!
    Mama has been making it ever since she tried it when I was around…..I’d say pre-teen. So that was umm…..five years ago? ~winks~
    hehe
    okay, so its been about twenty years….

  2. Southern Plate says

    Oooh but that is Mama’s house! She lives on the Tennessee River and has one of the best views in her entire neighborhood! I’ll have to get her to send me a pic of the view for you sometime!
    She always has room for one more at the table, too!

  3. Bill says

    This brings back some memories, in the summer my Mom would add mint to the tea when cooking it. She grew it fresh out in the back yard. But, all of a sudden it died and she could not get it started again. Have been thinking about just using some mint extract to my sweet tea.

  4. Linda C says

    as a northener (NY) moving to Virginia was surely shocking never had grits ,didnt even know what sweet tea was and those biscuits oh my ,well Christy after many years living down here and raising a family I can honestly say that I have become a very good
    ” southern italian cook ” .I love your recipes and thanks for helping me transition from the stoop to a front porch rocker thanks Linda .

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