Introduction: Cucumber-Mint Iced Tea
Another post on Iced tea is here. It is quite hot here and I just loved having Iced tea the day before. So today I just thought of trying it with a different combination. Cucumbers and Mint are a lovely combination! Cucumbers have 95 percent water and hence keeps the body hydrated.
The cucumber, mint and lemon makes the tea taste so refreshing and bright! The best way to Beat the Heat! Hope you like it.
Step 1: Ingredients Required
Serves - 3
Preparation Time - 15 minutes
Water - 2 Cups
Cucumber - 1/2
Honey - 1/4 Cup
Mint Leaves - 10
Black Tea Powder - 2 Tbsp (or) Black Tea Bag - 2
Lemon Juice - 1 Tsp
Ice cubes (optional)
Step 2: Get Things Ready
Slice the cucumber into thin slices. You can peel it or slice cucumber with the peels on.
Squeeze the lemon to get the juice.
Step 3: Heat
Take the amount of water in a vessel and boil it. You can use the microwave to heat the water or you can boil it on the stove top.
Add the Black Tea powder and mint leaves.
Step 4: Aroma
Add the sliced cucumber, honey and lime juice.
Close the lid and keep it for 10 minutes.
The flavor will seep through the water. This is the stage at which the aroma is created.
Step 5: Strain
Strain the Tea to remove the cucumber slices and mint leaves.
Discard it. Now we get the tea concentrate.
Refrigerate it till well cooled or for 1 hour.
Step 6: Serve
To serve take a glass. It would be good if you place the glass for a 15 minutes in the refrigerator so that the glass also gets cooled.
Add few ice cubes, mint leaves and sliced cucumber.
Now pour the cooled tea in the glass. Enjoy the Iced tea.
Must tell you, it was so refreshing having the tea in this hot climate. So, do try it out!
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