Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea

Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea

Inspired by this Real Simple recipe

Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea | http://saltandwind.com You may have noticed that I’m not that big of a tea person — I’m partial to coffee at any and all times. But spending a lot of time in Hawa...
Skill
Course
Cuisine
Ingredients
7
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
1 hour, 15 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
6
Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea | http://saltandwind.com
Skill
Beginner
Course
Drinks
Cuisine
American
Ingredients
7
Hands-On Time
5 minutes
Total Time
1 hour, 15 minutes
Yield
-
Servings
6
Diet
Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Ginger Mint Green Iced Tea | http://saltandwind.com

You may have noticed that I’m not that big of a tea person — I’m partial to coffee at any and all times. But spending a lot of time in Hawaii over the last few years has changed that. And hot coffee and the humidity of Hawaii don’t work that well for me, so I've made all sorts of iced teas, with my favorite being this slightly sweet ginger mint green iced tea. But now, even when I'm home, we’ve taken to sipping on this iced tea because it’s comforting, easy to make, and, don’t tell the coffee pot, but a nice change of pace from cup after cup of coffee.

Ingredients

  • 3 inch piece ginger

    unpeeled and thinly sliced

  • 6 cups water
  • 6 green tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups loosely packed fresh mint leaves

    plus more for serving

  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ice

    for serving

Instructions

Combine the ginger and 6 cups of water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Once it boils, immediately remove from heat and add the tea and mint. Cover and let steep until well flavored, about 15 minutes.

Strain the liquid into a large pitcher or other heatproof container; discard the tea bags, mint, and ginger slices. Chill the tea in the refrigerator until thoroughly chilled, at least 1 hour.

Tip

Iced tea can be made up to 5 days ahead of time. Don't add the honey and lemon juice until you're ready to serve it.

Just before serving, add 1/3 cup of the honey and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice and stir to combine. Taste and add more honey if you want it sweeter and more lemon juice if you want it more sour or less sweet. Serve in tall glasses over ice cubes and add more mint leaves to garnish

Footnotes

Food photography and styling by Aida Mollenkamp

http://saltandwind.com/recipes/192-ginger-mint-green-iced-tea-recipe

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