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 my 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!
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 Pyrex casserole dish. 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.