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
Iced Mint Tea
(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
- 1 1/2 teaspoon loose green tea leaves or 2 green tea bags
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 bunch fresh mint leaves
- 3-4 tablespoons honey
- juice of 1 lemon
- mint for serving