Iced Mint Tea

Mint Tea

Check out: 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. 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.