Peppermint-Vanilla Iced Tea



Peppermint-Vanilla Iced Tea from MusicCooks The Brunch Box

From The Brunch Box

This delicate blend of rich sweet vanilla and fragrant peppermint makes a smooth and refreshing herbal tea.

  • Vanilla Syrup
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 3 teaspoons peppermint loose-leaf tea or 6 peppermint tea bags
  • Ice cubes
  • Mint leaves for garnish (optional)

To make the vanilla syrup: In a small saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Add the vanilla bean to a heatproof jar of bottle. Pour in the hot syrup and let stand 8 hours before using. Refrigerate for up to one week.

Add the boiling water to a 6-cup teapot with a mesh basket filled with the loose-leaf tea or 6 tea bags; steep for 6 minutes. Remove the tea and let cool. Transfer the tea to a pitcher and refrigerate until chilled.

Add ⅓ cup of the vanilla syrup to the pitcher and stir until blended. Stir in more syrup to taste. Serve in glasses over ice, garnished with mint leaves, if you wish.
Makes 6 servings