Sweet tea mint julep

Ingredients
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
5 to 6 mint leaves
2 family-sized tea bags, I use Luzianne
3 cups water
3/4 to 1 cup bourbon
crushed ice
lemon slices
mint sprigs

Instructions
Bring 2 cups water, sugar, and mint leaves to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar.
Remove from heat and add tea bags. Steep for about 5 minutes.
Remove tea bags and add 3 cups cold water.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Add bourbon to tea mixture. Fill glasses with crushed ice. Add tea mixture and garnish with lemon and mint. Squeeze lemon into drink if desired.

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