Mint and Lime Iced Tea

Based on Chow’s recipe


  • 8 cups (2 quarts) water
  • 8 green tea bags
  • 1 bunch fresh mint
  • ½ cup superfine or granulated sugar
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from 4 medium limes)


  1. Place water in a medium pot and bring to a simmer over high heat.
  2. When water simmers, remove from heat, add tea bags and mint, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Once tea has steeped, discard tea bags, add sugar, and stir until sugar has completely dissolved.
  4. Let tea cool to room temperature, then place in the refrigerator to cool completely, about 2 hours.
  5. Once tea is cold, remove mint and stir in lime juice. Taste and adjust with more lime juice or sugar as desired.


I used a lot less sugar than asked for, and no complications with the mint and lime wedges afterwards.


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