One of my favorite ways to feel relaxed and refreshed this year is to sip on some iced decaf green tea.
This iced rose + mint green tea is so aromatic and full of botanical flavors.
Iced tea is such an underrated summer drink, so just like lemonade, I like to add some additional flavors and elements to make it special. The combination of rose and mint compliments the slightly bitter taste of green tea. Tea is full of wonderful health benefits, and I enjoy it just as much in the summer as I do in the cold months.
It is no surprise I go out of my way to get a cup of green tea into my day. Sometimes we drink it in the evening so we always have decaf green tea in our home. Here is a break down of the ingredients and their wonderful benefits!
Green tea is a hydrating beverage that is rich in antioxidants that reduce inflammation and prevent cell damage. Green tea also has minerals that can benefit your health.
Rosewater gives this tea a beautiful boost of flavor and contains numerous powerful antioxidants. Research shows it's extremely beneficial to the skin, and can even help relax the central nervous system. Do you want to make your own organic rose water? Read this post!
Mint can be used for improve digestion, nausea, fatigue and even headaches.
Raw honey is also rich in antioxidants. It is also effective for antibacterial or antifungal purposes depending on the honey. Local and raw is ideal! The plastic bears are not what will benefit you and your family's health.
This rose and mint iced green tea recipe is not only delicious but offers so many wonderful benefits to your health.
- 7 cups water, boiled
- 1 cup rose water
- 1 cup fresh mint sprigs
- ½ cup raw honey
- 6 green tea bags
- Boil your water
- Add into a heatproof pitcher, and add your rose water, honey, mint and tea bags
- Let tea bags steep for ten minutes
- Remove tea bags, but keep mint in a pitcher
- When the pitcher has cooled to room temperature, move into fridge (if moved when the pitcher is hot, it may crack in the cool temperature)
- Let the tea sit in the fridge until chilled
- Strain mint
- Serve chilled over ice
Need more summer drinks?
I hope you will try and enjoy this refreshing drink and love it just as much as I do. If so, be sure to share with me