Saturday, January 2, 2010

Mint Tea

4 1/2 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon loose Chinese gunpowder green tea
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup packed fresh mint leaves

1. In a teapot, combine 1/2 cup of the boiling water and the tea. Swirl gently for a few seconds. Strain liquid, reserving the tea leaves. Place the tea leaves back into the pot and discard the water.

2. Add remaining 4 cups of boiling water to the teapot. Let steep two minutes. Add sugar and mint. Let steep two minutes more. To serve, strain into tea glasses or cups.
Serves 6.

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