In southern countries, it is customary to drink freshly brewed tea even on warm, even hot days. I also tried peppermint tea a few times, but I couldn’t get enthusiastic about it. More beads of sweat ran down my forehead and peppermint is generally too strong for me. I prefer Moroccan mint, because it’s a bit gentler and doesn’t bite.
Make your own iced tea with mint easily
Have you ever had Moroccan mint tea? The preparation is a real spectacle! First, the green tea is infused to steep very briefly. The green tea essence is then infused with sugar and mint. The first glass is poured in and poured back into the pot to mix. The mint tea is poured into glasses again, from high up so that a foam forms on the surface of the tea. Yes, the Moroccan tea ceremony is truly fascinating – the English can retire to their wing chairs in silence.
Even though I was very fascinated by this spectacle, it is a bit too elaborate for me. And as I said, I prefer to drink cold drinks in summer. So I skip the pouring back and forth, use Moroccan mint, less sugar and add a few drops of fresh lemon juice. And so that this refreshing drink can also be called iced tea, it is chilled in the fridge and then infused with lots of large ice cubes. Decorate with some fresh mint and a few lemon slices and you can enjoy your mint iced tea.
Strong mint iced tea
Do you want your iced tea to be a little stronger? Then simply let the tea steep for 1-2 minutes longer. However, the longer you let it steep, the more bitter substances will develop. Therefore, it is also important to pour the still warm tea onto ice cubes. This not only cools it down more quickly, but also prevents it from infusing.
Recipe for mint iced tea
- 1 L Water
- 4 TSP black tea (loose)
- 15 g fresh mint
- 3 TBSP Sugar
- 3 TBSP Lemon juice
- Ice cubes for chilling and serving
- Bring the water to the boil and let it cool to approx. 70°C.
- Wash the mint, put it in a carafe, pour in hot water and stir in the black tea. Let the tea steep for 3-5 minutes. Depending on how strong you want the iced tea.
- Pour the tea through a sieve into another carafe filled with ice cubes.
- Add the sugar and lemon juice and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
- Chill the mint iced tea or pour into glasses filled with ice cubes and serve.
Have you got a taste for iced tea? Then be sure to try the super refreshing pomegranate iced tea. The