Orange-Scented Iced Mint Tea
3 black tea bags of choice
4 mint leaves, coarsely chopped
½ cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons simple syrup*
Mint leaves for garnish
Bring 2 cups of water just to a boil. Add the tea bags and chopped mint leaves and infuse for 5 minutes. Squeeze and remove the bags. Allow the tea to cool to lukewarm, then strain into 2 tall glasses. Stir ¼ cup of the orange juice and 1 tbsp simple syrup into each glass. add ice cubes, garnish with mint leaves, and serve.
*Simple Syrup-Bring equal amounts of sugar and water slowly to a boil and let the sugar dissolve, stirring occasionally. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
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