Iced Mint Tea
I have not been cooking much lately but I recently managed to make a refreshing mint iced tea with home-grown mint leaves, no less. 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. 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.
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Check out my step-by-step tutorial for growing your own mint.
Iced Mint Tea Recipe
- Serves: 2-3
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 5 mins
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
- 3 green tea bags cut off the thread
- 1 cup (loosely-packed) mint leaves
- 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.
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