Honey citrus mint tea is an easy hot drink for summer. All you need to make this tea are some fresh ingredients, and it is ready in less than ten minutes!
When you order fresh mint tea at your local Starbucks you usually get it in a tall glass with a few sprigs of fresh mint. Delicious, but I promise you the best mint tea is made at home.
All you need is mint, water, fresh lemon juice, and honey.
Benefits of peppermint tea
Fresh mint tea, unlike green or black tea, contains no caffeine.
Another benefit of this herbal tea is that it contains almost no calories! This allows you to enjoy your drink without guilt.
Mint tea is not only healthy, but it is also one of the few herbal teas you can drink while pregnant!
It can help if you are very nauseous. Of course, as with anything, it is important that you consume it in moderation, and if you have any doubts just consult with your midwife.
The best mint for honey citrus mint tea
Peppermint - peppermint or spearmint is the best choice to make a classic mint tea. Spearmint has a milder mint flavor because it contains less menthol.
Chocolate mint - chocolate mint is the perfect mint for true chocolate lovers! Because of the mild chocolate flavor, I also like to use this in chocolate mint pies.
Mint - okay, this goes without saying, but you can't make this recipe without mint. You can find it in the grocery store, but if you drink mint tea more often it is more economical to buy a plant and let it grow in your garden or in a pot.
Just keep in mind that it is better not to put the plant directly in the garden! Mint spreads quickly, and your garden is full of it before you know it.
It is also a good idea to visit your local farmers market. Fresh ingredients like mint or citrus are often a lot cheaper if you buy them there!
Honey - the honey gives your tea a warming, sweet flavor. It's also good to soothe a sore throat.
Citrus - Adding lemon to your tea adds a ton of flavor and vitamins to your drink. This is especially beneficial while fighting a cold!
Plain mint tea is delicious as it is, but if you want to make something special, try one of my favorite variations!
Mint tea with ginger
Ginger adds a mild spicy flavor to the tea. I always keep one slice of about ¼ inch per glass when making mint tea with ginger.
Ginger and cinnamon
Another warming combination is mint tea with ginger and cinnamon. These two ingredients transform what I consider to be summer tea into a lovely warm autumn beverage.
If necessary, add a little honey to make it slightly less spicy.
Thyme and honey
Like the one with honey and lemon, the tea with thyme and honey is also wonderfully soothing. I usually add half a sprig of thyme and half a teaspoon of honey per glass.
Transform your mint tea into a delicious fresh iced tea! Brew your tea however you like it best, and let it cool completely before refrigerating. Leave the tea for about an hour before you go far.
Pour the mint iced tea into glasses and add some ice cubes before serving.
You will need a water cooker and some nice glasses to make this recipe.
I recommend serving the drink in a large pitcher if you make a big batch of iced tea.
Honey citrus mint tea can be kept in the refrigerator for about a day, but did you know that you can also freeze tea?
In the freezer, it will keep for at least six months.
If you make your own iced tea with mint then it's also a good idea to freeze some mint tea in an ice cube mold. That way, your iced tea never gets watery!
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Honey citrus mint tea
- 3 sprigs of fresh mint
- 2 cups of water
- 1 slice of lemon
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- Place the water along with the mint, lemon slice, and honey in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Once the water boils, turn the heat down to low and let it simmer gently for about two minutes.
- Divide the tea between glasses and serve immediately.