Tea has been a favorite drink for centuries now, so it’s always nice to discover a tea recipe with a bit of a twist. This particular tea recipe has two twists — mint and lime.
The combination makes a refreshing drink that’s suitable for practically any occasion! Make it in the morning for your work day, relax with it in the evening or make it a featured drink at your next get-together.
Even better, the ingredients below are easy to find. In fact, you may be growing mint in your backyard garden right now! What better way to make use of this herb than in a delightful tea.
- 2 Quarts water
- 8 Green (or black) tea bags
- 1 bunch fresh mint (about 1 ½ cups)
- ½ cup lime juice
- Sugar (as desired)
Mint Tea with Lime Preparation
- Heat your water until it is just about to boil and add sugar if so desired.
- Remove water from heat.
- Add tea bags and mint leaves in the water and allow it to seep for 12 to 17 minutes. The longer you leave them in the stronger each taste will be, so feel free to experiment.
- Once the tea has reached the desired strength, remove tea and mint and chill.
- Add lime juice to taste immediately before serving your Mint Tea with Lime.
Your Favorite Tea
If you’re a tea drinker, let us know your favorite flavors in the comments below or during your next visit to us on Facebook. With your suggestions, we can bring even more tea recipes to Love Your Yard. We’re especially interested in teas that feature herbs, fruits and berries that you can grow in your backyard.
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