A combination of freshly squeezed lemons, mint leaves, and of course, tea makes for a very refreshing summer drink. To brighten up the flavors of a basic Arnold Palmer (half lemonade, half iced tea), I muddled fresh mint leaves (basil is another great option) using a muddler.
I usually have a pitcher of cold brewed black tea and lemon juice in the fridge so making this drink is super quick. As for the kind of tea, any basic black tea like Earl Grey, English Breakfast, or Ceylon would work.
MINT LEMONADE ICED TEA
Makes 1 cup
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 medium lemons)
1/2 cup black tea
1 tablespoons sugar
1/4 lemon cut into 2 wedges
6-8 fresh mint leaves
Put lemon wedges, sugar, and mint leaves into a thick walled cup and muddle until leaves are lightly crushed.
Stir in lemon juice and black tea and top with ice.