Royal pineapple iced tea


2 quarts cold water
15 orange pekoe tea bags
4 fresh mint sprig
1/3 cup sugar
3 lemons, juiced
1/3 cup pineapple juice
pineapple wedges

Bring 1 quart of cold water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat; let water sit briefly, no more than 1 minute to cool slightly (this is to prevent bitter tea) and add tea bags.

Let tea steep 5-15 minutes, or to desired strength.

Remove and discard tea bags then pour tea into a pitcher containing 4 mint springs, sugar and 1 quart cold water.

Stir to dissolve sugar.

Cool mixture.

Remove mint before chilling for several hours or overnight. Stir in Pineapple juice.

Serve over ice in tall glasses.

Garnish each glass with a pineapple wedge.