On a rainy day I naturally gravitate toward drinking tea, and lately I’ve been making cup after cup of green tea with mint. This tea is great iced for those warmer fall days, but can be enjoyed hot, too, in the coming winter months.
Green Tea with Mint
Serves 6 to 8
- 6 cups water
- 3 green tea bags
- 1 tablespoon mint-flavored simple syrup (available online and in specialty stores)
- Honey to taste
- Handful of mint leaves
- Optional: ¼ cup ginger tea or a few slices of fresh ginger
- Bring water to boil.
- Turn off heat and add green tea bags. Steep for about 2 minutes. Remove bags.
- Add ginger tea, or add sliced ginger and let sit for 13 minutes.
- Strain tea into a pitcher or teapot.
- Stir in simple syrup and honey depending on how sweet you like your tea.
- Let cool (if drinking iced) and add mint leaves. If drinking hot, let cool slightly before adding mint. Enjoy!