Mint Iced Tea

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Mint Iced Tea Mint Iced Tea

Servings: 1 gallon
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 quart water
4   family size Luzzianne Tea bags
2 cup sugar
1   bunch mint
1   lemon, slices for garnish





In a large pot bring the water to a boil.  Remove pot from heat, add the tea bags, cover with a lid, and allow tea to steep in water for 20 minutes.  Take a 1 gallon jug and pour the sugar into the jug and cover with some hot tap water.  Stir the sugar around to dissolve while the tea is steeping.  Once the tea has steeped, remove the lid and the tea bags.  Pour the tea into the jug with the sugar, stir, and place the tea bags back into the jug and run them under hot tap water to release any additional flavors.  Stir the tea well making sure the sugar dissolves.  Fill the jug with cold water to yield 1 gallon.

To serve, pour each glass of tea and garnish with a slice of lemon and mint leaves.

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

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By R.Herdman on July 20, 2013


Paula, My mother has been an fan of yours for years. In fact people often say, "Did that receipe come from your sister, Paula". She justs smiles and replies, "Sure did". I took my Mother and sister in Law on your tour a few years ago which was the highlight of our travels. She collects every book and article she can find with your stories and receipes. We wanted you to know that we appreciate you being true and honest and stand behind you. You must not let these trouble times get you down. God will take care of you. God Bless Kim Taylor

By Kim on July 05, 2013


This was good, I used less sugar and the Stevia leaves.

By Carol Poole on June 22, 2013


Hello Sandy Scott, Unfortunately, these glasses are not part of the Paula Deen collection nor they are available through the store. But you can visit the for other options

By Anonymous on April 23, 2013


Are your mint tea glasses for sale?

By Sandy Scott on March 29, 2013


Hi Weetie! You simply garnish with the mint leaves.

By Anonymous on August 21, 2012


Hi, The recipe doesn't say what to do with the bunch of mint leaves. Thanks, Weetie Whitfield

By Weetie on August 16, 2012


In your Grits recipe Kraft does not make garlic cheese any longer

By carolyn on May 02, 2012


When I was in Savannah two years ago I went to Lady and Sons and had the best Iced Tea ever. LOVE IT!

By Anonymous on November 17, 2010


I've made Sweet Tea all the time with similar methods, but following this recipe has made the best sweet tea I could ever ask for!

By Anonymous on June 18, 2010

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