Easy Mint Tea Recipe

Easy Mint Tea Recipe

 

“Tea is to the body as music is to the soul.”
~ Earlene Grey

 

My idea of a perfect summer afternoon at the moment in Mumbai includes a tall glass of Iced Mint Tea in one hand and a book in another, so I thought why not share with you how easy it is to make yourself an Iced Mint Tea at home!

I think it is the flavour and the menthol aroma of mint leaves that makes this one of my absolute favourite drinks not just for a hot summer day, but even on those cold winter nights when I can use the same ingredients to make myself a cup of piping hot Mint Tea!

This recipe is caffeine-free and can be easily adapted to your taste, meaning that you can have it hot or cold; sweetened or unsweetened as well as with and without lemon.

 

Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes

Serves: 3 - 4

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1 ltr Hot Water
  • 3 Black Tea bags
  • Fresh Mint Leaves (you can also use dried mint – 2 tbsp)
  • 2 tbsp Sugar or Honey (optional)
  • Lemon juice (optional)
  • Ice Cubes

 

Method

 

  • In a pan bring the water to a boil and turn off the heat. Then pour it into a big jug.
  • Add the black tea bags to the jug of hot water along with a few fresh mint leaves (or dry mint).
  • Cover the jug and let the tea steep for about 10-12 minutes before you remove the tea bags.
  • Next put the jug in the refrigerator to cool for a few minutes (if you want the Iced Mint Tea version).
  • Strain the tea mixture into glasses so that you don’t have any soaked mint leaves in the glass.
  • Stir in the sugar (preferably caster sugar) at this point and also add in the lemon juice along with some fresh mint leaves.
  • Your Mint Tea is now ready to serve…add in a few ice cubes on top and drizzle some honey if you fancy!

 

 

 

4 Comments

  • Velvet Blush June 13, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I love tea but I’ve never tried mint tea, will have to give it a go when it warms up a bit 🙂 xx

    Velvet Blush

    Reply
    • Ankita June 15, 2017 at 10:52 am

      Hi!
      I would highly recommend you try and also don’t forget to let me know what you thought of it 🙂
      Thank you so much for dropping by <3

      Reply
  • Caitlin Sauer June 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    I’m a HUGE tea fan but have never thought to make my own. Def want to try this! Thanks for sharing!

    xx,
    Caitlin

    Reply
    • Ankita June 16, 2017 at 9:40 am

      Hi gorgeous!

      You will love it… also do let me know how you liked it <3

      Thanks for reading 🙂

      Reply

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