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Lynne’s Famous Mint Tea Recipe

By Tammy Algood Published: June 1, 2016

  • Yield: 1 gallon



  1. Place the sugar in a saucepan with 2 cups of water over high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently until the sugar dissolves. Boil 5 minutes. Add the mint sprigs and steep 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add the tea bags to 1 quart of simmering water and allow to steep. Squeeze and discard the mint sprigs from the sugar water and add to 2 quarts cold water along with the orange and lemon juices. Squeeze and discard the tea bags and add the tea, stirring well. Serve cold.

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    Tammy Algood develops for The Tennessee Magazine recipes that feature farm-fresh Tennessee food. Those fresh, local ingredients will always add cleaner, more flavorful foods to your table. We recommend visiting local farms and farmers markets to find the freshest seasonal produce. For more information about our recipes, contact Algood at

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