Make delicious iced green tea at home and infuse it with your favourite fruit for a steady supply of refreshing hydration with the power of antioxidants.
- 4 green tea bags
- 6 cups hot water
- 3 tablespoons agave syrup
- juice of 1 large lemon
- 1 cup frozen mango pieces
- 4–6 lemon slices large
- handful of mint leaves
- 1 cup ice cubes to serve
- Place tea bags in a large heat proof pitcher or teapot. Fill with hot water and allow to steep for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags and discard. Add agave syrup and lemon juice to the brewed tea. Mix well and allow to cool completely.
- Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight. To serve, add mango pieces, lemon slices, mint leaves and ice.
Iced teas need more tea than hot teas as colder drinks dull the flavour. Use an approximation of 2 teabags for 3 cups of water.
Brew green tea for a maximum of 3-4 minutes otherwise the tea turns bitter.
Cooling tea completely before placing in the fridge to chill ensures a clear tea as opposed to a cloudy one.
Herb Infusers – Lemon balm leaves, basil, chocolate mint, chamomile.
Fruit Infusers – Peach, blueberries, lychees, pineapple, green apple.
Iced tea can be made a day or two ahead.
The green tea base sweetened with agave syrup can be used as a canvas for cocktails.