Summer Iced Teas

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Iced tea is a classic summertime beverage.  Summertime is short where I live, and folks tend to make the most of every ray of sunshine.  There’s no need to get clever with this… time’s a-wastin’, and we need to get outside!  Go boil some water, grab a few mason jars and a few scoops of deliriously cold ice cubes.  We can be outside in the warm sun in ten minutes, keeping cool with this refreshing, minty-tart drink!

picture781Ingredients (makes 2 pint-size drinks)

3 cups boiling water

4 tablespoons of dried peppermint

1/4 cup of frozen cranberries

3 cups ice cubes

Directions

Step 1) Cut frozen cranberries in half with a paring knife.

Step 2) Steep peppermint and cranberries in boiling hot water for 10 minutes.  I use my French press coffeepot for this.  Alternatively, you could tie your peppermint and cranberries in a piece of cheesecloth, and steep in a kettle.  You could also just add the peppermint and cranberries “loose” to a pot of boiling water, and then strain through a sieve.  So many choices!

Step 3) Divide ice cubes between two, pint size mason jars.

Step 4) Pour steeped tea over ice cubes.  Enjoy!

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