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Iced Mint Tea

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.

home-grown mint

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.

Serves: 2-3

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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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11 Responses to “Iced Mint Tea”

  1. food-4tots — October 3, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

    You really have green finger in planting. Your mints look so nice!! I’m sure your drink tastes great with them. ;)


    • wiffy replied: — October 4th, 2012 @ 11:01 am

      definitely no green finger. the mint just grow like weed on its own ;)


  2. tigerfish — October 4, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    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


    • wiffy replied: — October 4th, 2012 @ 11:06 am

      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!


  3. LCOM — October 5, 2012 @ 12:19 am

    Love it! Sure is refreshing and shown another way of serving green tea.


  4. B — October 8, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

    Nice and refreshing drink on a hot day!


  5. 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.


  6. CK Chai — October 12, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    Beautiful mint plant you have. The tea looks so refreshing, hmm, must try it one of these days.


  7. deanna wynn — October 23, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    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!!


  8. Lynn — November 15, 2014 @ 11:08 am


    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?



    • wiffy replied: — November 18th, 2014 @ 12:09 pm

      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.