Fresh mint tea makes a nice, quick summer treat. Take a ton of fresh mint (I could have even used more than is in the carafe here), pick off the leaves and stuff them in a heat-proof carafe (this one is pyrex) or teapot. Bring a pot of water to nearly boiling, then pour the water up to the top of the carafe or teapot. Let the tea steep for around 5 minutes, then stick into the fridge and let it cool down. When it is sufficiently cool, pull it out and drink it.
Cold mint tea is wonderfully refreshing, and slightly sweet, no need for added sweeteners; light and delicious for a warm, sunny day.