Iced Green Tea with Mint
JenniferM | On 27, Jun 2010
Nothing hits the spot on a hot summer day like some sweet iced tea. This take on traditional iced tea uses fresh ingredients, and as an added bonus, there is no white sugar, just a bit of agave nectar. When I first prepared this, I didn’t think I would like mint added to my tea, but I have to say that the mint leaves make this tea even more refreshing. This Iced Green Tea with Mint only takes about 10 minutes to make and approximately 45 minutes to chill, so you can enjoy a glass within an hour! Enjoy!
Makes 4 servings
- 2 tbsp. green tea leaves ***
- 2 c. mint leaves and stems, divided
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced, divided
- 1.5 tbsp. agave nectar
- 6 c. boiling water
- Place tea leaves, half the mint and half the lemon slices in a large bowl. Add the 6 cups boiling water. Let the tea steep for approximately 10 minutes, stir occasionally.
- Strain the tea into a clean blow and throw out the tea leaves, mint, and lemon slices. Add the agave nectar and stir.
- Place the tea in the fridge until completely cool.
- Take the remaining lemon slices and divide among 4 glasses. Fill the glasses with ice cubes and place in the freezer for about 10 minutes before serving the tea.
- After pouring tea, garnish the glasses with remaining mint and serve.
***Tip: If you cannot find loose green tea leaves, you can use green tea bags. Cut open the tea bags and measure out 2 tbsp. of leaves.