Friday, July 8, 2011

Mint Tea Punch

Mint? Lemon? Orange?  Refreshing overload?

The Good:  Mint Tea Punch is absolutely refreshing. Great on a hot summer day!
The Bad:  Good things come to those who WAIT! Unfortunately the tea blends together better by the 2nd day.  Hang in there it will be okay!
The Ugly: My mint plant looked beautiful before I took 12 sprigs off of it... now it looks kind of small.

Suggestions before starting:
If you would like a less sugary version feel free to use Stevia or honey instead of sugar and adjust the measurements to your liking.
For a more natural lemon flavor you can use lemon balm leaves. (Lemon balm has tons of health benefits: decreases depression, anxiety, indigestion...)
I started my mint and tea bags in a bowl to make it easier for mixing and for fetching out the tea bags.  Once we were ready to add the cool ingredients I switched to the pitcher.  As long as the bowl is easy to pour it works great!
The recipe does not specify what type of tea bags to use so we used some cheap black tea bags that we bought in bulk! (Thank you Neko Knit for pointing this detail out!)

Where in the World are the Wicked Chefs?

I wanted to apologize to our followers for our surprise hiatus.  Dave and I have been crazy busy but I know this is no excuse not to be cooking.  While we were gone: we've been moving, cleaning, buying antique furniture (love our dining room table and hutch, hiding in all our new photos!), Dave's working 60+ hrs a week, I'm working 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift... and the list goes on and on!  We have good news though!  We have recipes that will be uploaded soon and they're coming with a surprise new feature!  We miss being in the kitchen and especially miss your feedback.  Tonight we will have a delicious summary recipe for all of you and we can't wait to hear from you all (new feature will not be featured tonight sorry).  As always, we would not suggest it unless we love it ourselves.  O boy, I ramble... anyways we look forward to being back and can't wait to share some more delicious recipes with everyone.  Happy cooking!