May 31
2009

Mint Green Tea Iced Tea

Mint Green Tea Iced Tea

Things are starting to heat up here.  After a couple of hours of gardening, pushing the kids on the swings, or hitting baseballs into the back field for my kids to retrieve (seriously, they think it’s hilarious and nothing wears them out more efficiently), I’m ready for a cool drink.  This iced tea comes from Bobby Flay‘s book Grilling for Life.  It requires only a few ingredients and comes together in a flash.

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In a medium saucepan, bring 5 cups of water to a boil.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and add 6 green tea bags. I happened to have a ginseng citrus green tea and it gave the drink a lovely, refreshing flavor. Let the tea bags steep for 5 minutes.


Remove the tea bags and stir in 1/4 cup packed mint leaves. Let steep for 30 minutes.


Strain the mixture into a pitcher. Try not to pour it all over the counter like I did.


Pour into a glass over ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.


If you prefer sweetened iced tea, add a little honey or simple syrup. To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer until the sugar melts, about 1 minute. Let it cool before adding to the iced tea.

Other cool summer drinks:
Simply Recipe’s Perfect Lemonade
101 Cookbook’s Jamaica Flower Iced Tea
Food & Wine’s Black Cherry Iced Tea
Mint Green Tea Iced Tea

5 cups water
6 green tea bags, preferably with a citrus flavor
1/4 cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus mint for garnish
Ice

In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the tea bags. Let the tea bags steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and stir in 1/4 cup packed mint leaves. Let steep for 30 minutes. Strain the mixture into a pitcher. Pour into a glass over ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

If you wish, sweeten with simple sugar or honey.

Serves 4.

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sunshine Mom May 31, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Ooooo, that looks soo good! And refreshing!! I can’t wait to try it this summer. :)

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2 mădălina May 31, 2009 at 10:12 pm

tried this today.. so refreshing:)

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3 Cookin' Canuck May 31, 2009 at 10:54 pm

Thanks for your comments. Madalina, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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4 kiss my spatula May 31, 2009 at 10:57 pm

i wish i could reach into the screen and take a sip. do you mind? :)

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5 tokyoterrace June 1, 2009 at 12:12 am

Looks tasty and surprisingly easy…yum!

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6 Claudia June 1, 2009 at 1:37 am

Definitely doing tshis. Nothing like fresh iced tea on a hot summer day! The world would give up soda (pop) if they knew!

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7 Kevin June 3, 2009 at 12:37 am

I like the sound of making your own mint green tea!

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8 tastyeatsathome June 6, 2009 at 3:24 am

This looks refreshing! My mom used to make mint iced tea when I was little, this is a nice, lighter twist. Will have to try!

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9 rajaswari July 6, 2009 at 7:09 am

good one . I tried it. very refreshing. I read another article on ice tea but i found this one more good.

Ice Tea

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10 healthies September 10, 2009 at 1:47 pm

i didn't think which easy to make. thanks for sharing,

pauls,

Green Tea

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11 M. Mckenzie October 9, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Great Iced Tea recipe, eh!

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