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Homemade Red Iced Tea with mint

This homemade red iced tea with mint is a breeze to make which is great if you are looking for an easy and quick way to cool down from the sizzling hot summer.

Stay cool and refreshed this summer with this homemade red iced tea with mint . | wordpress-152313-459899.cloudwaysapps.comI am a tea drinker so we usually keep boxes of various teas at home. My usual morning tea would be Earl Grey with milk and sugar, and I do not care if the proper way is to drink it with lemon, which I also do occasionally, but that is how I like my morning tea 😉 . My second fave kind of tea is the red tea which is a mixture of various red fruits, berries and flowers…yes flowers. The one I have at home is a combination of hibiscus, rose hips, apples, and oranges. But other kinds of red tea like the four or five fruit tea would also be perfect.  I like its zesty, fruity taste although I usually add some sugar or honey whether I drink it hot or cold.      

But since it is too hot for a hot drink, I used my red tea to make this super refreshing Red Iced Tea with mint to cool us down. I used two kinds of mint just because we have them growing in the garden: spearmint and peppermint, but any of the two would do, I have to admit however, I liked the spearmint a little better. The tiny black pearls you see at the bottom are blackcurrants, also from my garden, but not really necessary, they look nice though.        Stay cool and refreshed this summer with this homemade red iced tea with mint . | wordpress-152313-459899.cloudwaysapps.com

Homemade Red Iced Tea
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Serves: 1 Liter
 
Ingredients
  • 3 bags of red tea
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • ½ lemon cut into slices
  • sugar or honey (amount depends on personal preference, I used 3-4 Tbsp honey)
  • 2 stems fresh mint
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups cold water
  • ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Add tea bags to the cup of boiled water and steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Take out tea bags and add sugar or honey and stir until all grains are dissolved.
  3. Transfer the hot tea in a jar or jug and add the lemon juice, lemon slices and mint leaves. Using a wooden spoon, press some of the mint leaves to help infuse tea with mint flavor.
  4. Add the cold water and ice cubes and stir.
 

Stay cool and refreshed this summer with this homemade red iced tea with mint . | wordpress-152313-459899.cloudwaysapps.com

Stay cool and refreshed this summer with this homemade red iced tea with mint . | wordpress-152313-459899.cloudwaysapps.com

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