This cucumber and mint iced tea is summer in a jug!
I’m a green tea fiend, and like any coffee lover, I need my cuppa green tea first thing in the morning. But with temperatures rising, this cold version is far more palatable.
This cooling cucumber and mint iced tea is fresh and zesty and would make a refreshing addition to a poolside summer lunch or snacks on the beach. Add a shot of vodka or gin and you have a playful tipple!
This Iced Tea is good for a day or two in the fridge, after which the fresh fruit becomes soggy.
How to make cucumber and mint iced tea
- 3 Green tea bags (You could use chamomile or jasmine for a more floral, less earthy flavour)
- 1 cup Apple juice
- 3 – 5 Strawberries chopped
- A few slices of cucumber
- 1 Large sprig of mint
- Squeeze of lime or lemon juice
1. Boil the kettle making sure there’s enough water for 3 cups. Let it cool for 5 – 10 minutes. Rapidly boiling water will burn green tea and leave it tasting bitter.
2. Pour 3 cups of boiled water into a 1 litre jug and place the 3 tea bags into it. Allow to brew for 5 minutes and remove tea bags. Don’t over brew as tea will become bitter.
3. Allow tea to cool to room temperature. Add apple juice and stir. You may want to add more apple juice depending on your taste. Place in fridge until cold.
4. Add cucumber, strawberries, mint and squeeze of lime or lemon to taste.