Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins
I love cherry mint lemonade, so this tea sounds wonderful to me. A friend gave me this recipe to try. I hope you will enjoy.
- 4 teaspoons loose green tea leaves
- 10 sprigs of fresh mint
- 5 cups boiling water
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar
- 3 cups boiling water
- 2⁄3 cup lemon juice
- 1⁄3 cup cherry juice
- ice cube (2 trays fill glass)
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced (garnish)
- Steep the loose tea and mint in the 5 cups of boiling water for 20 minutes.
- Strain the tea mixture and allow to cool on the counter till needed.
- Add the sugar to the remaining 3 cups of boiling water.
- Stir until the sugar is all dissolved.
- Pour the sugar water into a pitcher and place on the counter to cool.
- Once the sugar mixture has cooled add the fruit juices, followed by the tea mixture.
- Chill in the fridge, stir well and serve in a tall glass over ice.
- Garnish with a lemon slice.
Very refreshing. I subbed 1/4 cup agave nectar for the sugar. As is, the flavor was great, but I am going to try it with the amounts of lemon juice and cherry juice reversed next time for a mor pronounced cherry flavor. Great use for the fresh mint in my garden.
I did not use as much sugar as I dont like things too sweet, it was a delicious cooling drink on a hot, hot day - thanks for posting.
This is great! I only have a small pitcher at home so I reduced some things. I boiled 3 packets of green tea and the mint leaves in 1.5 cups of water. I dissolved the sugar in 1 cup of water (I only used 1/2 cup of sugar because I don't like my tea too sweet). I used the same measurements for the cherry juice and lemon juice --- great!! Thisll definitely be in my rotation for homemade drinks.