Recipe: honeyed iced green tea with peaches, lemon and mint
Perfect for sipping on a hot summers day, this iced green tea with fresh peaches, lemon and mint is the perfect balance of citrus and sweetness. The beauty of this recipe lies in the quality of the ingredients used. For the base of our iced tea, we’ve used Love Tea’s loose green tea from the Hunon province in China – abundant in antioxidants, it has a bold and balanced green tea flavour, with subtle hints of smokiness reminiscent of the pan firing process it undergoes in production. And green Gables Pure honey, with its floral notes and mellow sweetness, works beautifully here (not to overpower the peaches!).
3 cups / 750ml Filtered Water or Hepburn Springs Spring Water
4 heaped teaspoons / 8g Love Tea Organic Loose Green Tea
1 1/2 tablespoons Green Gables Pure Honey
1-2 Organic Yellow Peaches, cut into wedges
1 Organic Lemon, 1 half juiced and the remainder sliced or cut into wedges
2-3 sprigs Organic Mint
- To brew the tea, place the tea and honey into a teapot or infuser and three cups (750ml) filtered water at 70ºc–80ºc. Allow to infuse for 4 minutes before straining and chill thoroughly (we find it’s best made the night before).
- To the chilled tea, add the juice of 1/2 a lemon, lemon wedges/slices, fresh peaches and sprigs of mint.
- If time permits, place in the fridge for another 1-3 hours, allowing the peaches to properly infuse the tea. Serve with ice.