It is so hot outside I can hardly function. Almost 80 degrees outside and no air conditioning inside. At least I was somewhat productive by managing to get outside and water my garden while my kids enjoyed the sprinkler. I was so happy to see so my mint thriving I decided to make a pitcher of one of my favorite types of iced tea, jasmine-mint-lemon-honey-and green tea. Yes I know the post title doesn’t mention the lemon or honey, but it would have been too long to include them. But trust me, the lemon and honey are just as important as the tea bags themselves. If you don’t like jasmine, mint, or green tea you may be surprised by this recipe, especially on ice. Perfect for National Iced Tea Day tomorrow. It is a zinger! Enjoy.
Iced Jasmine Mint Green Tea Recipe with Honey and Lemon
Makes 1 gallon.
4 green tea bags
4 jasmine tea bags
3-6″ sprigs of mint
1 lemon cut into slices
1/2 cup of honey
8 cups of water
8 cups of ice
In a medium pan add 8 cups of water, tea bags and honey. Boil for 5 minutes and turn off heat. Add mint sprigs to the pan and allow everything to steep for 15 minutes.
Remove tea bags and pour the tea and mint into a gallon sized pitcher filled with ice and lemon slices. Enjoy!
Sidenotes: This tea isn’t overly sweet and if you prefer a more sweeter tea, add sugar.