The South Florida summer isn’t showing any signs of letting up. It’s 90+ degrees and humid most days, and my electric bill scared me last month. I think now is the perfect time for an iced tea, and you would too if you were down here with me! I do love good, old-fashioned sweet tea, but this recipe caught my eye. Green tea is packed with antioxidants, and I just love mint and raspberry tea. I’ve never had them together, but I’m about to!
This post was originally published on September 22, 2017. The text and photos were updated on July 12, 2021. The review and rating have not been changed.
Iced raspberry mint green tea is a simple and fruit-flavored iced green tea recipe with the perfect hint of mint. Easy and health-conscious!
There aren’t a lot of ingredients to this iced tea, as you can see. My local Publix carries Bigelow tea but didn’t have the Bigelow Red Raspberry tea. No matter, though, because I was able to find Celestial Seasonings Raspberry Zinger.
I did find the raspberries expensive at $4.99. The mint ($2.29) was leftover from another recipe, so that worked out well. I rarely use all the fresh herbs I buy unless I do some major meal planning, so this worked out really well.
This is another easy-to-make recipe, with just 2 steps to make and another 2 steps to prepare. The preparation steps took me 15 minutes. Muddling the raspberries and mint leaves to serve took 2 1/2, so I had my tea ready a little quicker than the 20 minutes listed (not including time to cool in the refrigerator).
I wasn’t sure if my glass pitcher is heatproof, so I played it safe and steeped the tea in a ceramic serving bowl. I added a cup of water to the dish, microwaved it for 1 1/2 minutes, then added the tea bags. After 10 minutes, I felt the mixture was cool enough to add to my glass pitcher. I added the additional 3 cups of water and left the tea in the refrigerator overnight to cool.