Lemon Mint Iced Tea recipe with step by step pictures- Very refreshing iced tea oozing with the flavor of tangy lemon and vitalizing fresh mint leaves is lemon and mint iced tea. It is very easy and simple to prepare this cold beverage. It is the kind of lemon iced tea served at the restaurants. The best part about this iced tea is that it has the revitalizing flavor of mint without any chunks of mint leaves. It is absolutely clear. Also, this beverage recipe does not call for sugar syrup. Lemon mint iced tea can be prepared and served by itself or with a meal of burger and french fries etc. It can be prepared for the guests or for kids or to rejuvenate themselves.
Lemon: Nice and juicy lemons work the best for lemon mint iced tea. You can increase or decrease the quantity of lemon juice as per your liking. Lemon juice should not be added when the tea is hot or warm.
Fresh Mint Leaves: Fresh mint is used. It is blended with the lemon tea and strained. However, if you like the bites of mint in your iced tea, you can skip straining it. It is important that the mint leaves are added after chilling the iced tea.
Sugar: Granulated white sugar has been used to make mint lemon iced tea. You can use sugar syrup if you want. Further, you can increase or decrease the quantity of sugar as per your liking. I like my beverages quite sweet, accordingly, the quantity of sugar has been mentioned in the recipe. This recipe gives exactly the kind of iced tea that is served at the restaurants and cafes.
Ice: Of course a lot of ice is needed. You can use crushed ice or ice cubes as per your liking.
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Team it up with some hot and crispy french fries for any weekend evening.
1.This recipe makes 2 glasses of mint lemon iced tea.
2.In a pan heat 2 cups of water.
3.Let it simmer.
4.Add 1 tsp of tea powder.
5.Let it steep for 3-5 minutes. Steep longer for stronger tea.
7.While it is warm, add 4 tbsp of sugar.
8.Mix it till it dissolves. Refrigerate it to cool down.
9.Once it is cold, squeeze in one lemon.
10.Add a handful of mint leaves in a mortar pestle. Crush the same.
11.Add the crushed mint leaves to the prepared lemon tea.
12.Blend the mixture well.
13.Thereafter strain it once.
Tips:This step is optional. If you like mint leaves chunks in iced tea, do not strain it.
14.In a pitcher or glasses, add in a few ice cubes.
15.Followed by a sprig of mint leaves.
16.Pour in the lemon tea.
17.Serve chilled. Bon appetite!
PREP TIME 10 minutes + 30 minutes chilling time
COOK TIME 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME 15 minutes + 30 minutes passive time
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