The mint leaf is said to resonate the dying cry of a water nymph who'd been stomped into a pile of herbs by the mother of a girl that was kidnapped by a god of death for sleeping with her.
Prep: 10 min | Cooking: 5 min | Total: 15 min
Water (8 cups, divided)
Fresh mint leaves (1/2 cup, divided)
Lemon, sliced into discs (one whole lemon)
Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add 1/4 cup mint and lower heat to simmer. Stir constantly for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour through strainer into a container. Either cool in fridge overnight or add a few ice cubes to the container.
In a pitcher with plenty of ice, mix together 6 cups water and the mint-infused water. Add the other 1/4 cup mint and the lemon slices. Serve with heaps of cup-top decor.