Mint and Ginger Iced Green Tea

May 31, 2017

Mint and Ginger Iced Green Tea


I know, I know, “Mike, what’s up with putting up a iced tea recipe two days after an awesome long holiday weekend?
But wait, I think you’re coming at this from the wrong angle; this Mint & Ginger Iced Green Tea is, in fact, three days early for next weekend and just in time for the summer heat.
Because we all know that a tall glass of iced tea, dripping with condensation, is an icon of relief from the summer heat. It quenches the thirst and satisfies the desire for flavor like no other drink.
All you need to do is pull up a reclining chair, sit back, relax, and sip away.

Mint


This Mint and Ginger Iced Green Tea is a fresh, tasty, and healthy twist on the classic iced tea.
Ginger, mint, and lemon add a cool, invigorating flavor to antioxidant-rich green tea — it’s nothing short of summer in a glass.

Fresh slices of lemon, a subtle ginger tone, mint leaves in a tall glass with ice cubes.
And if that has not convinced you — but seriously, how did that not convince you — hopefully the pictures will.

Lemon


One final word about baking soda.
I always add a pinch of baking soda when making iced tea at home, I know it sounds crazy but a pinch of baking soda really improves the taste. It neutralizes the tannins in the tea, makes it less bitter, and gives it a smooth flavor.

Mint and Ginger Iced Green Tea


In the dog days of summer, sipping a cold glass of iced tea is an awesome experience. Am I right?

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Adapted from TheKitchn

Ingredients
Serves 8

6 cups of water
2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
4 bags green tea
½ cup mint leaves, plus extra to serve
½ cup sugar or ⅓ cup honey (I used coconut sugar)
1 lemon, divided
Pinch of baking soda

Directions

Combine water and ginger in a pot. Bring to a boil. Once the water boils, remove from the heat and add tea bags and mint leaves. Cover with a lid and steep for 15 minutes.
Remove the bags and strain tea separating the liquid from the mint leaves and ginger slices.
Stir in sugar, juice of half lemon, and baking soda.
Transfer to a pitcher and let cool before refrigerating.
When ready to serve, slice remaining half lemon into slices, add a couple of slices in each glass, along with a couple of mint leaves and ice cubes. Pour iced tea over and serve!

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 35 calories, 0 grams of fat, 9 grams of carbs, and 0 grams of protein.

5 comments:

  1. Just made it! Not quite cooled yet, but I added some to a glass full of ice cubes and it's pretty refreshing as it is...

    very delicious! the baking soda does a great job smoothing things out, I had never heard of this tip, but it's definitely something to keep in mind

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    1. Grandma's always added baking soda to her iced tea - I've learned from the best ;)

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  2. wonderful! And now you'll always think of her while drinking tea!

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  3. Yes sir, you are exactly right! I love iced tea. Used to not like drinks with ginger but I've since chanced my mind. I'd love a glass of this right now!

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