Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 22:06:26 -0700
From: JBennicoff (JBennicoff@aol.com)
This is 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.
Indian Ice Tea
3 cups water
1 tablespoon loose black tea (or 3-4 orange pekoe tea bags)
4-8 fresh mint leaves (I use a handful as I love mint) or 1 Tb dried mint
3 cups ice water
juice of 3 lemons or limes
sugar or honey to taste
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 1/2 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.