Honey Mint Green Iced Tea

Be careful. I’m watching you. Invite me for dinner and I’ll snoop over your shoulder to see how you cooked that delicate fish in parchment. Make lunch for me and I’ll squirrel away your method for that killer guacamole. And prepare a pitcher of refreshing iced tea for brunch and I’ll knock if off for sure.

This is exactly what happened with this honey mint green iced tea. It was served at an especially lovely brunch last summer and I’ve stowed it away until now, when the heat is upon us and iced tea is in order. It’s a terrific sort of thing to keep in a pitcher in the fridge, a better alternative to soda and other super sugary refreshers.

It’s just a touch sweet and is brightened with a whole mess of fresh mint, which works well with the green tea flavor. The high antioxidant content of green tea makes this it all the more worthwhile. According to complementary medicine guru Dr. Andrew Weil,  “green tea is perhaps the most healthful beverage human beings can consume.”  Research studies have linked green tea with reduced “bad” cholesteral, cancer risk, and depression. That’s some tea.

Opt for decaf, and this becomes fair game for the kiddos.

Honey Mint Green Iced Tea

A refreshing summer drink, Honey Mint Green Iced Tea is good and good for your. 

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 6
Author katiemorford

Ingredients

  • 7 cups water , divided
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 5 bags green tea
  • 6 sprigs fresh mint , plus more for garnish
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Boil 2 cups of the water and pour into a large glass pitcher. Add the honey, tea bags, and fresh mint and stir. Steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags and mint. Add 5 cups ice cold water. Serve over ice and garnish with more fresh mint.

 

Comments

07.01.2013 at 3:52 AM #

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Oh, I don’t think you are ripping anyone off – this is is such a simple – and useful – drink that there are versions of it all over the place. In fact I do a similar one but with matcha (ground) green tea and lemon (and the mint with it). So refreshing! But as it is sunny but a tad cool here in Scotland today I am opting for a hot drink this morning!

07.01.2013 at 3:52 AM #

katiemorford

Nice to hear from you Kelly. Hope the sun comes your way soon.

07.01.2013 at 5:54 AM #

Pamela

thanks for this iced tea~~so simple and delicious, i bet.

07.08.2013 at 10:04 PM #

Lisa | With Style and Grace

I wish I had a pitcher of this right now!

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07.30.2013 at 12:55 PM #

Starla

This was great, Katie! My husband even liked this green tea and that’s saying something!

07.30.2013 at 12:55 PM #

katiemorford

Cute.

07.30.2013 at 4:05 PM #

Sheila

I bought a bunch of mint for one of your other recipes even though I needed only a small amount. And I thought to myself “What am I going to do with the rest of this mint?”…and I find this! Perfect. Thanks.

07.30.2013 at 4:05 PM #

katiemorford

Perfect!

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