– 10 cups water
– 3 green tea bags
– 2 star anise
– 1 cup fresh mint leaves
– 1 cup edible marigold
– 1 cup sugar
In a medium-sized pot, add 4 cups of water, green tea bags, and anise stars. Bring to a boil at medium-high heat. Once the water boils, remove from the stove and allow the green tea bags and star anise to steep for 10 minutes. Then add in the mint leaves and marigolds, and continue to steep for 1 hour. Remove the green tea bags and star anise.
While the tea is steeping, in a small saucepan over low heat add one cup of sugar and one cup of water, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Remove and allow to cool.
In a large pitcher, add the remaining water, sugar syrup, and steeped tea. Place in the refrigerator overnight. Serve over ice. Garnish with fresh marigold flowers and fresh mint leaves.
Photo and recipe source: Qué Rica Vida
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