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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.

INGREDIENTS:

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.)

 INSTRUCTIONS:

  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.

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

 

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