Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
Total:
25 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1-ounce loose black tea
  • 1 quart hot water
  • 1 quart room temperature water
Simple Syrup:
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 3 cups cold water

Directions

Infuse loose tea into hot water for 4 to 5 minutes. Strain tea into room temperature water. Sweeten with simple syrup if desired.

For simple syrup, in a small non-reactive pot combine 5 cups of sugar and 3 cups of cold water. Slowly bring to a boil and add 6 sliced lemons and a few sprigs of fresh mint. Remove from heat. Allow to cool 10 minutes and strain.

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