Friday, August 12, 2011
Muddled Mint Passion Tea Lemonade
I've made a little resolution this summer to find healthier alternatives to sodas, sweet teas, and powdered flavored waters. I don't like the idea of so much sugars, artificial sweeteners and otherwise non-nutritious calories filling me up all day. In order to not get bored, I've had to come up with new ideas on what to drink. No doubt, it has been harder than reaching in the fridge for a can and popping the top, but overall worth it.
Muddled Mint Passion Tea Lemonade has been a favorite so far. Here's what you'll need:
*2 Passion Tea Bags
*2 cups filtered drinking water
*1 tablespoon pure honey
*juice of 1 lemon
*1 lemon wedge and 1 spring of mint for garnish
The Tazo brand of passion tea has been my personal fave
Take a few leaves (3-5 based on your preference) of fresh mint and 1 tablespoon of honey and place it in the bottom of a large glass. Muddle the leaves and honey together and set aside. Note: "muddle" is a fancy word for mash & mix.
Meanwhile, heat 2 cups of water in a microwave safe dish for 3 minutes. Then steep 2 tea bags in the water. Note: Steep is a fancy word for dip, dunk, then leave it to sit. After leaving the tea bags to sit for 3-5 minutes, remove & trash them. Pour the warm tea mixture over the muddled mint and honey. Stir to dissolve honey. Add juice of one lemon, then ice to the top of the glass, then the remainder of tea.
Garnish & enjoy! Feel free to add additional honey if you like yours a little sweeter!