A refreshing zinger: Iced Jasmine Mint Green Tea

by Alice Currah on June 9, 2009. Updated January 10, 2010


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.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

jenn June 9, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Lucky you! Down here it’s all gloomy and cold. I want my sun to come back and bring me some warmth and when it does I’m going to have myself some of this refreshing tea. Looks good!


Julie Jams June 9, 2009 at 10:15 pm

What stunning pictures!!!! That ice tea looks so good. =)


Nutmeg Nanny June 9, 2009 at 9:41 pm

This is summer in a pitcher. I love all the light foods and drinks and I’m seeing on peoples blogs. I should make a batch of this for my fridge.


Ravenous Couple June 9, 2009 at 11:06 pm

beautiful photography! Seems so refreshing too.


Hummingbird Appetite June 10, 2009 at 8:39 am

It looks so refreshing!


nora@ffr June 10, 2009 at 9:18 am

this green tea sounds so healthy and refreshing.. vat a perfect drink for the summer!! thanx for sharing


Sarah (Coffee Beans and Curry Leaves) June 10, 2009 at 10:22 am

This sounds heavenly right now! I wish I could just reach into the screen and grab that glass at the top. I guess I’ll just have to do the next best thing and run to the store so I can make it myself!


Greg June 10, 2009 at 12:11 pm

a beautiful pic of a beautiful drink! GREG


jamieofalltrades June 10, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Sounds very good. I am going to make this for sure!


Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction June 10, 2009 at 8:13 pm

This sounds delicious and refreshing. I have tons of mint in my backyard, too – and I never know what to do with it! I will give this a try!


lola June 10, 2009 at 11:16 pm

you have such pretty photos of this tea! i’ll definitely try it, thanks for the recipe.


Juliana June 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Lovely, great idea for the Summer that is around the corner…love the idea of adding mint and honey. Yummie! Great pictures as well.


Peabody June 12, 2009 at 3:13 am

Looks so nice and refreshing.


alternative medicine, holistic August 2, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Your recipes sounds to tempting, i guess i just have to try it out!!!


Lim September 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

excellent idea, i tried today and it worked wonderfully, for my family’s taste only adding a little of honey and squeazed lemons. :) thank you my family loved it!


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