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Refreshing Watermelon Mint Iced Tea

It is getting hot out there! Time for one of my favourite summer drinks! Last summer I picked up some watermelon mint loose-leaf tea from David’s Tea. I decided to use it for iced tea and it was so delicious I wanted to share my recipe with you.


1 heaping TBSP loose-leaf watermelon mint tea (you can swap in regular mint tea if you prefer.)

4-5 fresh mint leaves

Approximate 1/2 cup watermelon pieces

A teapot (I use a Ceylon iced tea container but any large container or teapot will do.)

A strainer or bag for the tea

2 TBSP honey (or more, to taste.)

Approximately 6-8 cups boiling water (depending on how large your teapot is.)


  1. Set up your kettle to boil the water.
  2. Put the tea into the strainer or pouch and then into your teapot/container.
  3. Add the mint and the watermelon to the teapot/container as well.001
  4. Pour in the boiled water and allow to steep for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the tea, mint leaves and watermelon and stir in the honey.
  6. Allow to cool and then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  7. Half fill a glass with ice, pour in the iced tea and garnish with a mint leaf.


If you make this once, you will be making it again all summer long. Stay cool out there!



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