Thursday, July 06, 2006
Cynthia's Heavenly Tea
3 Lipton family size or 9 regular teabags, tags removed
2 springs fresh mint leaves, plus mint sprigs for garnish
1 cup sugar
1 6 ounce can frozen lemonade, thawed
2 (11 1/2-ounce) cans apricot nectar
2 teaspoons almond extract
Place the teabags and the mint in a glass pitcher and pour in 2 cups cold water. Bring a kettle with 3 cups water to a rolling boil. Pour the boiling water over the teabags and cover the pitcher with a small plate. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove the teabags and mint leaves. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Stir in the lemonade, apricot nectar, almond extract, and 3 more cups of cold water. Serve over ice and garnished with a fresh mint sprig.
*I left out the mint and used 1 can of apricot nectar instead of 2. I can't find the smaller cans of frozen lemonade here so I use half of a 12 ounce can and save the rest for next time.