Rain, the Belmont Stakes and Mint Juleps

It was unfortunate to hear this morning that Garden City’s Belmont Festival on Seventh Street (where A New Leaf has its brick and mortar home) was postponed until Friday, June 28 due to the remnants of TS Andrea. However, with the running of the Belmont Stakes tomorrow in nearby Elmont, A New Leaf is happy to share its unique Mint Julep Sweet Tea recipe with the community.

The mint julep is typically associated with the running of the Kentucky Derby, and has been since 1938. Each year almost 120,000 juleps are served at Churchill Downs over the two-day period of the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby.

A New Leaf has taken a classic drink and given it a new look. A high-quality rooibos and organic mint leaves steeped to perfection provide a great base to our very own recipe. We’ll be promoting our Mint Julep Sweet Tea all weekend long (June 7 through 9) and providing free samples.

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