Lemon Mint Sparkling Iced Tea


Note. I like my tea unsweetened but I get that it’s not to everyone’s taste. If you belong in the “I like my iced tea sweeten” group then you can add a couple tablespoons of honey or maple syrup (or other sweetener) to satisfy your taste buds. Mix it with the lemon juice until it dissolves before adding it to the tea.  


Ingredients

Serves 6


4 cups / 33 oz / 1 lt water

4 cups / 33 oz / 1 lt seltzer water

8 tea bags (I used Earl Grey)

2 cups / 1.8 oz / 50 gr fresh mint leaves

½ cup / 4 oz / 125 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice


Directions


In a pot bring the 4 cups of water to a boil. Remove water from heat and add tea bags and mint. Cover with a lid and allow to steep for at least 30 minutes (1 hour is best). The longer the tea and mint steep the better. It will become very dark and intense, that’s ok, it will get diluted when adding the seltzer water.

Once the tea has steeped, pour the infusion through a strainer into a large pitcher or jug, discarding the mint and the tea bags. Mix in the lemon juice and refrigerate until cool.

Before serving add the seltzer water and stir well. You can also add lemon slices and some fresh mint for decoration.

Serve your sparkling iced tea over ice.


Nutrition facts


The whole pitcher of lemon mint sparkling iced tea (unsweetend) has 30 calories, no fat, 10 grams of carbs and 0.5 grams of protein.