Cucumber Mint Green Tea

Close-Up Of Drink With Mint And Cucumber
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
Total: 3 hrs 50 mins
Servings: 9 servings
Yield: 9 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
5 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 9
Amount per serving
Calories 5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 40mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cool as could be, this drink from Remedy Teas highlights the flavor of Japanese green tea with the double cooling action of peppermint and cucumber. This fresh-tasting, super-hydrating combo puts the chill on from the inside out. They recommend Japanese green tea as a base for its fresh, clean, green taste that pairs perfectly with cool cucumber and mint.

Ingredients

  • 8 cups brewed Japanese green tea

  • 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, and pureed

  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, muddled and finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, from 2 large limes

  • Simple syrup, or another tea sweetener, optional and to taste

  • Cucumber slices, and fresh mint, for optional garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large pitcher or bowl, combine the green tea, cucumber puree, mint leaves, and lime juice. Sweet to taste, if desired.

  3. Cover the pitcher or bowl and chill the mixture for several hours.

  4. When the mixture is well chilled, strain the mint and cucumber if you like.

  5. Add ice to each glass and garnish the rim with sliced cucumbers (and mint, if desired). Cucumber also looks nice in the glass not just on the rim.

Tips

  • To brew Japanese Green Tea: use 1 tsp tea leaves per 1 cup 160 F water. Brew for 1 to 3 minutes and strain the tea leaves. Japanese green teas tend to be fresh and oceanic. China green teas tend to be smokier and nuttier. Look for a tea that is more fresh and green and less smoky and nutty.
  • To make Simple Syrup: Boil 1:1 ratio of sugar to water and boil to dissolve on the stove, then chill. Or use agave, honey or ​alternative sweetener. Keep it light.

Recipe Variations

  • Switch from lime to lemon juice.
  • If in the mood for spirits, sake and vodka pair well with this green tea treat. Add a couple of cups (to taste, desired level) of cold sake or vodka to create an adult version of this drink.
  • For extra wow-factor, garnish with a rosemary twig for aromatics and visual appeal.

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