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Honey Mint Iced Tea Concentrate

Learn how to make and freeze mint tea concentrate so you can whip out delicious iced teas in the heat of summer, without turning on the stove!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 30 sprigs fresh mint, 5-6 inches long
  • 10 cups filtered water
  • 1 cup raw honey (or 1 1/2 cups sugar)

Instructions
 

  • Harvest fresh mint in the morning, preferably before the sun has time to heat up your mint leaves
  • Using scissors, snip off about 30 stalks, 5-6 inches long
  • Rinse at kitchen sink to remove all dust and any crawlies that might be hiding under the leaves
  • Measure 10 cups of water into a stockpot
  • Place freshly-washed mint stalks in the stockpot and cover with a lid
  • Set on stovetop under medium heat
  • Slowly warm the water, until temperatures are near boiling (turn heat off when you hear pre-boil rumbling or popping sounds from the bottom of the pot)
  • Remove from heat before your water boils and leave the pot's lid in place
  • Let sit for 10-12 minutes undisturbed
  • Using a large metal spoon, lift out soggy mint leaves and compost
  • While your tea is still quite warm, measure out honey (or your sweetener of choice) and stir in, making the concentrate sweeter than you would a mint tea drink
  • Pour your honey mint tea concentrate into containers and freeze until solid
  • Pop frozen mint concentrate blocks out of their forms and freeze in airtight bags or containers
  • Label and return to freezer
  • To use, combine 1 part mint cube/s with 2 parts water, letting the cube/s mostly dissolve before serving
Keyword honey mint iced tea, mint iced tea, mint tea concentrate