Jack and Jill's Iced Jasmine Tea

Jack and Jill should have gone up the hill to fetch a pail of this iced tea. The light floral notes of jasmine and the sweetness of the simple syrup make a refreshing combination.

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  • Servings: 10
Jack and Jill's Iced Jasmine Tea

Photography: Tara Donne

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2011

Ingredients

  • 10 1/2 cups water
  • 5 jasmine tea bags
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Ice cubes

Directions

  1. Bring 10 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Place tea bags in a large heatproof container. Add boiling water, and steep for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags. Let cool completely.

  2. Meanwhile, bring sugar and remaining 1/2 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Let cool completely.

  3. Stir together tea and 3/4 cup simple syrup, plus more if needed, depending on desired sweetness. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Divide among ice-filled glasses.

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