Do you like teas? If you are passionate about infusions and teas, you will know that there are many alternatives to prepare homemade teas; a very simple and original way to give them a different touch to the classic teas. Like this one we bring you today, the recipe for green tea with mint and lime.
Green tea is one of the most popular infusions, and this healthy drink is loaded with natural antioxidants. This antioxidant power prevents cell damage caused by free radicals, as it promotes cell regeneration and prevents premature aging. But this is only one of its countless properties and benefits. Among them is also its ability to improve our dental health; to prevent heart disease; and to avoid colds and flu.
Therefore, it is a good idea to include it regularly in our diet. In addition, we can drink it both hot and cold. A good cup of freshly brewed tea will brighten up any winter morning. But if we prepare a green tea with mint and lime, well chilled, it will be a perfect and refreshing substitute for soft drinks on the hottest days.
Green Tea with Mint and Lime Recipe
It is true that we can find in the market a multitude of infusions that already include mint or lime. But the truth is that it is always much more beneficial, and will bring us much more flavor, to make them homemade. In addition, these infusions are usually treated, so we lose many nutrients from the teas. That is why, if we frequently take infusions or teas of any kind, it is best to buy them from herbalists. As natural as possible, and avoid the sachets sold in the supermarket.
In addition, we can combine them with the ingredients we prefer and give them a multitude of different flavors by adding our favorite herbs or fruits.
Let’s see how to prepare this healthy green tea with mint and lemon:
For this infusion we need green tea. As we said, you can either buy bags of green tea; or, follow our choice, and buy it in bulk at the herbalist.
Regarding the lime, you can substitute it perfectly for lemon; and mint for peppermint or any other similar aromatic plant. Try with the combinations that you like until you find your favorite.
If you want to give it an even more intense lime flavor, when you infuse the tea, add the peel of the lime or lemon. But remember to peel it very well and not to take the white skin, because it is bitter.
Green tea with mint and lime
- 8-10 g Green tea
- Fresh mint
- 2 limes
- Honey (optional)
- 4 glasses Water
- We start by putting a pot with water, bring it to a boil. As soon as it starts to boil, remove from heat, add the green tea and mint, and cover.Let it stand for about 10 minutes while it infuses.8-10 g Green tea, 4 glasses Water, Fresh mint
- In the meantime, we are going to squeeze the juice of one and a half limes. The other half, we cut it into very thin slices, having previously washed it very well, because we will use it at the end to decorate.2 limes
- When our tea has infused, after 10 minutes, add the honey if we have chosen to include it, and also the lime juice.Mix well and let it cool. When it is at room temperature, we can store it in the refrigerator to keep it cool.Honey, 2 limes
- When it has cooled, serve by removing the tea and mint. And decorate with some more fresh mint leaves, lemon slices and ice. Our cold green tea infusion is now ready.
As you can see, it is a very healthy drink, perfect for the summer. It is so refreshing that it goes on its own. But, if you want to serve it on more festive occasions, add a small splash of rum.
You will turn green tea into a very original and appetizing cocktail. Undoubtedly, you will surprise everyone with it.
And, as we said before, you can also drink this drink hot. It is just as good and will comfort you in the coldest days.
Did you like this healthy drink?
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