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Citrus Ginger and Mint Iced Green Tea Recipe

Updated on March 24, 2013

Cook Time

Prep time: 7 min
Cook time: 2 hours
Ready in: 2 hours 7 min
Yields: Six 8oz glasses of tea

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 5 bags green tea leaves
  • 1 bag mint tea leaves, or 1/4 cup lightly crushed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 inches ginger root
  • 1 orange or 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup honey

What do you think?

4 stars from 3 ratings of Citrus Ginger and Mint Iced Green Tea
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  1. In a 2 cup measuring cup boil 1 1/2 cups of the water. Add the green tea and mint tea bags or fresh mint leaves if using. If your tea bags have strings and tags cut them off. Let steep 5 minutes
  2. Meanwhile peel and thinly slice the ginger root and add to a large pitcher.
  3. Wash and slice the orange or lemons. Add all of it, including peel to the pitcher with the ginger.
  4. Once the five minutes have passed for the steeping tea dissolve the 1/4 cup of honey in the still warm water.
  5. Add the tea water and tea bags to the pitcher. Also add the remaining water.
  6. Let tea sit in the refrigerator at least two hours before drinking. Use within a week. The tea gets stronger every day so if you like how it tastes and don't want it getting stronger remove all the bulk.

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    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 

      5 years ago from the short journey

      Having a pitcher of this ginger and mint tea ready and waiting for us after an afternoon of summer yard care will make me whistle while I work--thanks!

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      ignugent17 

      5 years ago

      A very healthy drink.

      Voted up and more. :-)

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      vespawoolf 

      5 years ago from Peru, South America

      What a delicious and healthy tea recipe! I definitely plan to try this soon. I'm sure the ginger and citrus offer all kinds of health benefits, too. Thank you for sharing!

    • Mama Kim 8 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sasha Kim 

      5 years ago

      Great thinking Thelma.. It really is best the day after ^_^ Thank you so much for your comment and support! Try to keep cool ^_^

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      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany

      This is a drink I really need now for the 32°C in the Philippines. I´ll make this later today, so I have it ready for tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and pinned.

    • Mama Kim 8 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sasha Kim 

      5 years ago

      Thank you Dghbrh! You support is greatly appreciated and I do hope you enjoy!

    • Mama Kim 8 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sasha Kim 

      5 years ago

      Thank you Vellur, The ingredients are great and green tea does have caffeine so I do use it as an afternoon pick me up ^_^ Works great, enjoy!

    • Mama Kim 8 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sasha Kim 

      5 years ago

      Thank you Carly ^_^ I toast my glass to you and hope you enjoy!

    • Mama Kim 8 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sasha Kim 

      5 years ago

      That makes me happy to hear Rajan! You the expert of healthful foods approves of my tea recipe ^_^ Thank you so much for your wonderful support and I do hope you enjoy my friend!

    • Mama Kim 8 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sasha Kim 

      5 years ago

      Thank you Beingwell! I tea lover like you should most certainly enjoy!

    • Mama Kim 8 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sasha Kim 

      5 years ago

      Aviannovice, Thank you and I hope you enjoy!

    • Mama Kim 8 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sasha Kim 

      5 years ago

      Kidscrafts, This is perfect for a cold! That's actually what inspired my recipe ^_^ I just thought about all the things your suppose to drink when sick... tea with honey, ginger ale, mint tea and vitamin C... then this was born and I've had to make more and more even though no one is sick ^_^ I hope you enjoy and feel better!!

    • Mama Kim 8 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sasha Kim 

      5 years ago

      MJ, There's no iced tea in Ireland?? It's great tasting and healthy so I do hope you make some and enjoy ^_^ You deserve it after all the hard work you do. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Mama Kim 8 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sasha Kim 

      5 years ago

      Thank you Bill! Finally a recipe you'll actually make? ^_^ I'm so happy to be back and can't wait to read your latest.

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      deergha 

      5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Looks very refreshing and I will sure love to try out this as green tea is my all time fav. Thanks for sharing this one. Shared and voted up.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      5 years ago from Dubai

      Great recipe, refreshing and energizing. Thanks for sharing.

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      CarlySullens 

      5 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      That looks so yummy. I would love to share a glass with you sometime.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi Sasha,

      You have all the ingredients that I like individually so this recipe is something I'd love to make. Thanks for sharing. Voted up, shared and pinned. Rated 5 stars.

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      beingwell 

      5 years ago from Bangkok

      Great mix! Will try this at home, mamakim. I'm a tea lover myself.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This is going to be absolutely fabulous for the hot weather, a real thirst quencher. I am looking forward to giving it a try.

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      kidscrafts 

      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for this recipe! I think I will prepare that later today...it might help me to get rid of my cold!

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      mjkearn 

      5 years ago

      Hi Mama K

      I have to confess that I haven't had iced tea since I was in the US some 20+ years ago but I got a taste for it then and looking at your pics I'd love to try it again.

      MJ.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, Sasha, welcome back from your hiatus. You were missed by little old me. Thanks for the recipe. Tis the season for iced tea and I will try this.

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