Iced Mint Tea
See Also: How to Grow Mint
Mint is a prolific growing plant and and my home-grown mint have been growing furiously like weed without any care (click here for the tutorial on how to grow your own mint). From time-to-time, I will harvest a bunch of mint for neatness, and also I believe that doing so will encourage new leaves to grow. To me, home-grown is superior because I snip it only when I need to, ensuring maximum freshness.
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Thanks to readers’ suggestions on facebook & instagram, I made this mint tea on the day of harvesting and the result was great. Besides mint, the other ingredients are what I already have in my pantry – green tea bags, honey and lime. I made mine in the afternoon, chill it in the fridge and serve it during dinner. This is definitely a refreshing and soothing drink, and so effortless to prepare.
Iced Mint Tea Recipe
This is a easy and refreshing mint-inflused green tea recipe. Check out my step-by-step tutorial on growing your own mint.
- 1 litres water
- 1 cup (loosely-packed) mint leaves
- 3 green tea bags cut off the thread
- 2 tbsp honey to taste
- 1 lime halved
- In a pot, bring water to boil. Add mint leaves and simmer for about 2 minutes. Turn off the flame. Add tea bags, cover pot with lid and let the contents seep for about 5 minutes.
- Transfer contents to a heat-proof jug or tumbler, stir in honey and lime juice. When the contents have cooled to room temperature, chill in fridge until ready to serve.
You really have green finger in planting. Your mints look so nice!! I’m sure your drink tastes great with them. ;)
definitely no green finger. the mint just grow like weed on its own ;)
A furiously growing plant w/o much care req’d? Sounds like a suitable plant for me to grow. Do you pluck the mint leaves and chew them? That is what I would do (if no harm) as I think they will be the best “mint” chews, ever! Refreshes the breath, ahhhhhh! :p
yes, you should try, it’s really easy. though not sure about cold weather suitability. No way I’m going to chew them like that, taste a bit too strong for me!
Love it! Sure is refreshing and shown another way of serving green tea.
Nice and refreshing drink on a hot day!
I ike these tea posts. Mint is growing in my apartment and I will definitely try this also. I am a tea fanatic and I thank you for adding more teas to my list.
Beautiful mint plant you have. The tea looks so refreshing, hmm, must try it one of these days.
Oh my gosh! I really love to try this iced mint tea recipe as soon as possible! This seems tasty and so refreshing! Thanks for sharing this recipe! More recipes pls!!
1. I stirred in honey and sampled while still warm, a bit bitter.
How to rectify?
2. Can I add in sugar instead of using honey?
Hi, if it’s bitter, you may have seep the tea bags a little too long. Try to reduce the seeping time and see if it helps. Yes, you can use sugar instead of honey.