Watermelon Mint Iced Tea
Beat the summer heat with a cold glass of this Watermelon Mint Iced Tea!
8 cups water
8 small tea bags (any variety of black tea)
4-5 springs of fresh mint, rinsed (~¼ cup, loosely packed)
1/4 cup sugar (see note)
5 cups watermelon, chopped
Place the water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
Remove pan from heat and add tea bags and mint; let steep for 8-10 minutes.
Meanwhile, puree the watermelon in a blender or food processor.
Pour the watermelon through a fine mesh strainer, pressing the pulp to draw out as much liquid as possible. Discard pulp.
Remove and discard the tea bags and mint.
Stir sugar and watermelon juice into the tea.
Chill or serve over ice. Garnish with fresh mint and sliced watermelon.
Note: Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar based on the sweetness of your watermelon as well as personal preference.