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!
(You’d never know by my sentence structure that was an English honors student in college…)
- 8 regular size tea bags
- juice of 4 lemons or 8T. Realemon
- one 12 oz. frozen orange juice concentrate (pulp free)
- 2 cups sugar
- handful of fresh mint or 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.