Mint Iced Tea

I love both mint and iced tea and this mint iced tea recipe is a stellar combination of the two with surprisingly little effort. It uses fresh mint to make a delicious brew. Just combine black tea with mint and sugar and that's about all there is to it! Other recipes call for mint tea bags but that's just not the same as using real mint leaves.

Mint Iced Tea
Ahhh...Ice cold minty perfection!

Mint itself is so brisk and invigorating that of course it makes for a really fresh-tasting tea. While the mint is brewing with the tea, it fills your whole kitchen with a delightul minty smell!

Mint Iced Tea Ingredients
black tea bags + fresh mint + sugar

The amount of sugar in this recipe is less than what a normal sweet tea recipe would call for. I like it that way because it doesn't overpower the mint or tea flavors. Really, I think you could leave out the sugar completely and it would still be delicious. You could even serve an unsweetened version with simple syrup on the side.

Mint Iced Tea Recipe

Makes a half gallon of iced tea (8 cups).

What You'll Need:

  • 8 cups water
  • 6 black tea bags
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves


  1. Boil 4 cups of water in a saucepan.

  2. Remove from heat. Place tea bags in the water and let steep for 10 minutes. Add most of the mint (set some aside for garnish) for the final three minutes only. Adding the mint toward the end prevents your tea from getting too minty.

  3. Remove tea bags and mint. I use a fork to pull out the mint sprigs. No need to worry if a few leaves get left in the tea.

  4. Add sugar and stir to dissolve.

  5. After allowing it to cool a little longer, pour tea into a pitcher and add 4 cups of cold water. Chill in the refrigerator.

  6. Serve tea over ice. Add a mint sprig to each glass.

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