This is a fresh way to enjoy soothing iced green tea when the weather starts to get warm outside. You may have heard before that all teas are wonderful detoxers for the body but combining tea with mint and lemon create an even more powerful cleanse. Whether you’d like to cleanse after a vacation where you’ve eaten out consistently for the past week, or just want to treat your body well, this lightly minty sweet iced tea is the ideal refreshment.
FRESH MINT SWEET GREEN TEA
Makes 4-6 glasses // Prep Time: 15 minutes // Active Time: 5 minutes
- 6 cups filtered water
- 7 rounded tsp loose leaf or 7 sachets/bags green tea
- 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar or maple syrup
- 6 sprigs fresh mint, muddled (plus extra for garnish)
- Lemon wedges/rounds for garnish
- Ice cubes
Heat the water to 175°F (or boil and let cool for 3 minutes) and steep tea for 1-3 minutes. Remove tea and let cool to room temperature (about 15 minutes).
In a large pitcher, combine the tea, sweetener, muddled mint sprigs, and a couple of lemon wheels. Add in some ice cubes and give it a good stir. Serve immediately or let infuse in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve. Serve over ice, garnish with mint sprigs and/or lemon wheels, and enjoy!