3 tablespoons loose green tea leaves or 5 green tea bags
1 bunch fresh spearmint leaves, plus extra for garnish
1/3 cup sugar or 1/4 cup agave nectar, plus more to taste
Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Turn off water and add tea. Cover and steep 4 to 5 minutes. Add mint to the pot. Cover and steep 5 minutes more. Add sugar and stir to combine. Strain and serve. Garnish with a mint sprig.
To serve chilled, allow the tea to reach room temperature, then transfer to a pitcher, cover and refrigerate until cold. Serve in a tall glass with ice and a mint sprig for garnish.
Per Serving: Serving size: about 1 cup, 15 calories (0 from fat), 15mg sodium, 3g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 1g sugar).
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