Welcome to Sunday Spin, where I bring your attention to a fellow blogger’s work, be it an article, photography, recipes, or anything that tickles my fancy. This week, welcome a recipe from Desa’s Dishes.
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When I was a kid, my mother used to make sun tea. She would throw a bunch of tea bags in a huge mayonnaise jar (I’m talking the size you can get from restaurant-supply stores) and put it out on the brick patio to “steep”. Just as often, she would make an additional batch of sun tea, but added mint leaves straight out of her herb garden.
To serve the mint iced tea, she would fill tall, narrow glasses with chipped ice, pour a dollop of simple syrup, then add the tea. A sprig of mint floating on top, and it was the perfect summer drink.
Mother’s Day made me nostalgic for mint iced tea, but I don’t keep an herb garden. I have to go buy mint–doesn’t seem right when it grows wild roadside. So, I didn’t get around to making it. Then, I found this recipe on Desa’s Dishes for mint iced tea as I was blog-surfing, and it was like a tap on the shoulder.
I must go to the farmer’s market next week and get myself some fresh mint. Jotting that down…