How to Make Iced Green Tea

Iced is a refreshing way to enjoy your favorite green tea. It's ideal in hot summer months where you might want the taste of green tea but not want a hot cup. It is also convenient since it can easily be kept in the fridge so you can have iced green tea whenever you'd like. Green tea has a plethora of health benefits. It has been shown to improve blood flow and lower cholesterol. The antioxidants in green tea can even help fight and prevent cell damage. What better beverage to keep in your fridge?

Ingredients:

How To Make Iced Green Tea

  1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil on the stove. Measure the temperature until it reaches 190°.
  2. Remove from heat and add the tea bags. Let steep for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Remove the tea bags 3-4 minutes and allow around 10 minutes for tea to cool.
  4. Pour over 2 cups of ice
  5. Serve

Note that it is important to mind the exact temperature while brewing green tea. Every variety of tea has a specific temperature to brew for best results. Black teas tend to brew best at higher temperatures whereas green and herbal teas are lower.

The great thing about this recipe is that it is simple and versatile. Green tea's flavor is naturally mild and lends itself well to customization. Mint goes very well with green tea and can be added while the tea bags are steeping. You could also add fruit such as lemon slices or berries for a cold infusion in the pitcher. You can even mix it into other beverages such as lemonade or fashion a cocktail like a mojito with iced green tea.

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