Summer Iced Tea – Green Mint & Ginger

Summer Iced Tea – Green Mint & Ginger

Here, at Camellia’s Tea House, we have created a series of delicious summer iced drinks, using our hand-blended teas, which we will be sharing with you over the course of the next few weeks. You will also be able to find all of the recipes later on our Tea Journal pages, including last week’s Very Berry Iced Tea.

This week we are featuring a superbly refreshing and cooling drink, cold brewed with a bit of a twist:

Green Mint & Ginger Iced Tea 

  1. Put about 5-6 generously heaped teaspoons of our Green Mint tea directly into a large jar or bottle and pour in about a litre of fresh cool water.
  2. Grab a knob of ginger, peel it and chop finely. Add to the brewing tea.
  3. Let the tea brew for at least 4 hours at room temperature or overnight in a fridge, until you have a nice and strong brew.
  4. Strain the tea leaves and ginger and fill a tall glass about 3/4 full. Add a couple small mint leaves, a bit of freshly grated ginger and transfer it all into a blender.
  5. If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, feel free to add a little sugar, and blend everything for 10 seconds.
  6. Pour the drink back into the tall glass, add one or two ice cubes, and if you’re feeling fancy, garnish with mint leaves.
  7. Grab a straw, kick back and enjoy!.

Additional tips:

  • To prevent the iced tea from getting too diluted, instead of using regular ice, make some Green Mint ice cubes beforehand. Just brew a strong mug of the minty tea, pour it into an ice cube tray and pop it into your freezer.
  • If you’re in a hurry, you can brew the tea the more traditional way. Use 80°C hot water instead and brew for about 8-10 minutes. Just make sure to strain the tea leaves before you pop it into the fridge to prevent over-brewing!
  • For those especially hot days, blend the tea with some ice for a truly cold and refreshing drink.

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