Packaged iced tea is a lie. And those crystals bursting with fruity goodness? It’s all sugar! It’d make more sense to chug down a bottle of soda. Here’s an idea: throw out your fake powdered iced tea and brew some of this green tea with a hint of peppermint and lime.
I think twice before consuming anything mint-related (except for breath mints and mojitos) because of a horrible childhood experience where I unknowingly ate toothpaste from the tube. Whenever I try something minty, I always say it tastes like toothpaste. And that kinda sucks, I guess, because I rarely appreciate minty stuff (like mint chocolate). But this mint green ice tea is really good, and I say that without any bias.
The hint of mint mixed with lime is what makes this drink not as intense, but still very refreshing. I know of some teas that taste like mouthwash, but the fact that green tea champions in this mix makes a world of a difference. The cool aftertaste is a perfect way to end each sip.
I envision myself sitting on a rocking chair in a porch with a good book as I drink this. It reminds me of those old country-style iced teas that are perfect to chill with. If you want to be a bit more experimental and serve this to a group of friends, you can add a splash of vodka for an extra kick.
Mint Green Ice Tea with Lime
Total Time: 25 minutes / Yield: 3-4 servings
- 500 ml hot water
- Mint leaves
- 4 tea bags green tea
- 1 tea bag peppermint tea
- 1 whole lime
- 1/3 cup corn syrup
- Ice cubes
- Extra slices of lime (for garnish)
- Add a bunch of mint leaves into the hot water.
- Steep all 5 teabags in hot water mint leaves mixture for 15 minutes.
- Remove tea bags and strain mint leaves from tea.
- Slice lime in half and squeeze lime juice into the tea.
- Prepare 4 glasses filled with ice cubes.
- Pour mixture into each glass.
- Garnish with extra slices of lime.