This fresh iced mint tea is a great summer drink! It’s refreshing! It’s healthy! It’s low in calories!
The brewed beverage - particularly the mint tea, also called Maghrebi, that is most associated with Morocco - has a long history in the country. There are conflicting stories about its origins, but the most commonly accepted is that it was introduced to Morocco in the mid-19th century by a British merchant.
Most of us are lucky enough to have long summer days, sunny days and high temperatures. During these hot days, it is important to drink plenty of fluids, preferably water, to hydrate your body.
But, it can be a bit boring to drink "buckets" of pure water, right? I know that I drink a lot of water in the summer, especially when I'm outside. But when I'm at home, I'm looking for something different. Whatever it is! So I make iced mint tea of refreshing drinks that help me stay hydrated all day long!
Mint leaves are a tender herb (along with cilantro and basil), with gentle stems. They are best used raw or added at the end of cooking in order to maintain their delicate flavor and texture.
Due to the high content of essential oils in mint leaves especially menthol, mint tea is popular for its curative effects. Affecting the digestive system and excretion of gastric juices, it acts as an anti-inflammatory.
You will need these ingredients
Bring the 2 cups water to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the tea.
Cover and steep 5 minutes. Stir in the mint, cover and steep another 5 minutes. Strain the tea into a pitcher or cups and stir in the honey, to taste, and the lemon juice. Chill until cold
Serve the tea over ice, Garnish with fresh mint
(PREP TIME: 10 |COOKING TIME: 10 MIN | SERVE: 2)
CALORIES COUNT: CALORIES 1.3, FAT 0.0 G
TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE 0.0 G
SUGAR 1 G, PROTEIN 0.0 G
Consumption of tea dates back to five millennia ago and people of all ages and backgrounds have been enjoying it since. As a matter of fact, tea is second to coffee when it comes to popularity. Discovered in China, this beverage has become part of our modern civilization.
Sometimes it is taken on the go or other times it is prepared in special ways particularly in ceremonies. Many types of teas exist today with each boasting of rich history. That being said, let's look at the most interesting facts about this beverage.
Russian Caravan tea is a perfect tea choice for tea lovers and people working to shed some weight. Most people describe it as a full-bodied and aromatic tea with a very sweet malty taste. It is a blend of Keemun, oolong, and lapsang souchong teas, which come from the Camellia sinensis, a Chinese tea plant. Perhaps, you already know that Chinese tea produce is an excellent choice. The Russian Caravan tea came into being in the 1600s when camel caravans transported tea from China to Russia. The name arose from the transportation.