Mint-Green Tea Cooler

2 bags green tea
4 quarter-size pieces thinly sliced fresh ginger
7 or 8 large fresh mint leaves, roughly torn
2 cups boiling water
2 cups crushed ice, divided

Place tea bags, ginger and mint leaves in teapot. Add hot water; steep 4 minutes. Remove tea bags, ginger and mint leaves; discard. Cool tea to room temperature. Pour 1 cup of crushed ice into each of 2 tall glasses. Divide tea between glasses.

with 3 kinds of mint leaves, the peppermint, the sparemint and the Moroccan mint…

even without teabags…