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Cool and easy, this simple iced tea recipe has 6 ingredients that will give you just enough sweetness and a whole lot of refreshing flavor. If you can’t find lemon verbena leaves, drop in a few fresh lemon slices instead.
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  • 8 cups boiling water
  • 1 Tbsp loose Chinese green tea
  • 25 fresh mint sprigs, plus additional for garnish
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 lemon verbena leaves
  • Lemon slices, for garnish


  • In a heatproof pitcher or a teapot, combine the boiling water and tea leaves. Cover and steep the tea for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Strain the tea mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, and discard the tea leaves.
  • Add the mint and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the mint leaves. Add the sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the lemon verbena leaves. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or until completely cooled. Serve over ice, garnished with lemon slices and mint sprigs.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 8

Serving size: 1 cup

Per Serving: Calories: 23 Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 0g Protein: 0g

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Date Last Reviewed: March 11, 2020

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