Get through the hot summers with this super refreshing Minty Green Iced Tea!
SUMMER IS HERE! And it finally feels like summer. IT IS HOT.
I prefer the lower 80's partly cloudy weather. But it's been high 80's/mid 90's sunny, humid - the kind of weather where you really don't want to wear pants. And since it is socially unacceptable to not wear pants, I have to find other ways to cool off.
I've been experimenting with many flavors of homemade iced tea recently, and this Minty Green Iced Tea is my favorite so far.
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Let's talk about the ingredients for this Minty Green Iced Tea:
- Fresh mint leaves. This iced tea recipe is super refreshing thanks to the mint, but not in overpowering way that makes you feel like you just drank toothpaste. I am actually not a fan of minty desserts, but this minty iced tea is perfect for me since it has just a light touch of mint.
- Green tea. This iced tea has a more subtle tea flavor thanks to the green tea. I think the combination of mint and green tea is absolutely lovely. You can use any kind of green tea that you like for this - my favorites have been jasmine or lemon-ginger green tea, since that adds another layer of flavors to this awesome summer drink.
- Agave syrup. This Minty Green Iced Tea is sweetened with agave syrup, which is a great no-refined-sugar option. You can use honey instead if you like for a touch of honey flavor, or this ginger honey syrup for a nice gingery kick.
- Seltzer water. I sometimes like to use seltzer water or club soda instead of plain water to make my iced tea - this gives it a nice little fizz. For this recipe I would just use 2 cups of seltzer water while the recipe makes a total of 6 cups, so it's not all seltzer. The fizz is not as strong as if you were to drink seltzer water by itself, and it's just perfect.
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Minty Green Iced Tea
- 4 Jasmine green tea bags - (or your favorite green tea)
- 1/4 cup tightly packed mint leaves
- 1/4 cup agave syrup - (honey or sugar can be used too)
- 2 cups boiled hot water
- 3 cups ice cubes
- 2 cups cold water - (or seltzer, if you want a hint of fizz)
- Steep the teabags and the mint leaves in 2 cups of hot water for 5 minutes. Strain into a heat-proof container, add the agave syrup, and mix to dissolve. Add the ice cubes and cold water, and mix well.
- Serve chilled or over ice, and say ''ahhhhh.." 🙂
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