How to make green iced tea at home with fresh mint and orange. Jump to the Easy Green Iced Tea Recipe with Fresh Mint and Orange or read on to see our tips for making it.
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How to Make Green Iced Tea
We aren’t soda people (never have been), but iced tea, well that is our drink! We make black or regular iced tea all the time at home, but when we feel like something a bit different, this is what we turn too. It’s packed with antioxidants thanks to the green tea and is soothing from the mint.
The key to extra flavorful iced tea is making it in advance. If you were to make tea then dump in a bunch of ice, it will taste diluted. Instead, we make a batch then let it cool — at least to room temperature. Then we add ice.
If you are up for experimenting with other teas, we highly recommend iced chamomile tea. You can still add the mint and lemon.
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Recipe updated, originally posted January 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
Green Iced Tea Recipe with Fresh Mint and Orange
We buy caffeine-free green tea, but you could use your favorite brand for this. Also, you can replace the green tea with other teas, one of my favorites is camomile tea.
You Will Need
6 green tea bags
2 cups water or more to taste
1/4 cup sugar, optional
8 mint leaves
1 orange, thinly sliced
In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups of water and 1/4 cup of sugar to a boil, turn off heat then stir until sugar dissolves. Add tea bags and 8 mint leaves. Steep for about 8 minutes. Taste and then adjust with more sugar if it needs it.
Discard tea bags and mint. Cool. Fill 4 glasses to the brim with ice. Add the tea and garnish with mint leaves and an orange slice.