Green Jasmine-Mint Iced Tea with Lemon

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From: EatingWell Magazine July/August 2009

Here we balance the mildly grassy flavor and slightly astringent mouthfeel of green tea with honey and lemon. Oversteeped green tea can be bitter, so don't brew it any longer than 3 minutes. And be sure to steep in simmering water: water that looks like it's steaming, with little bubbles, but not boiling.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 1/4 cup loose green jasmine tea, or 12 green jasmine tea bags
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, plus more whole sprigs for garnish
  • 4 cups simmering water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 cups cold water

Preparation

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  1. Steep loose tea (or tea bags) and mint leaves in simmering (not boiling) water for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Strain the tea (or remove tea bags and mint leaves) and pour into a large pitcher. Stir in lemon juice and honey until the honey is dissolved. Add cold water. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Serve over ice with mint sprigs, if desired.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 45 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 12 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 5 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 5 mg sodium; 35 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate

Reviews 1

November 01, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
We did NOT like this one - I actually threw it out! Also, I think 5 tea bags, not 12, sub for 1/4 cup loose tea.