Iced Mint Tea

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Iced Mint Tea

Mint is my favorite herb and until recently I didn’t know that I can grow it myself. I usually buy mint from the grocery store. When my mother in law visited us last winter she took few thick mint stems (after using the leaves for cooking) and potted it. Both my husband and myself couldn’t believe our eyes when it started growing small leaves. Initially it took sometime to grow but later it started leafing rapidly. One week I completely forgot about watering it. Because it was winter we had the pot indoors and we got the bulb which is available for indoor plants and we forgot to switch it on also. When one of our friends were visiting my husband was boasting about our mint plant and then only I really remembered about it and when we checked, the plant had dried out completely. I was so upset, but without losing heart I started watering it again and to our surprise it started growing.

As soon as my friend Dee announced Herb Mania, I prepared my favorite Mint Chapathis. But I was not satisfied with the photos so I did not write about it. What I do is I grind mint, coriander, ginger, garlic, green chillies and salt and mix this paste with whole wheat flour and prepare chapathis as usual. Alternately you can also prepare mint parathas like this.

Time was running out and I was wondering what to prepare with mint and finally found a recipe for Iced Mint Tea in a tamil magazine. The tea was very tasty and another reason which made me happy was the fact that I was able to use the mint from my own plant.

Iced Mint Tea Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
05 Mins15 Mins2 Servings
Iced Mint Tea A simple recipe to prepare iced mint tea using mint leaves, ginger and lemon.
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 2 Teaspoons Tea Powder
  • 1 Small Piece Grated Ginger
  • 3 Teaspoons Or As Per Your Taste Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 10 Leaves Finely Chopped Mint

Iced Mint Tea Ingredients

  1. Boil water in a saucepan.
  2. Add the tea powder.
  3. Grate the ginger root and let it boil for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add the sugar for your taste.
  5. Let it simmer for another 2 minutes.
  6. Filter the tea.
  7. Let it cool at room temperature. Add the lemon juice.
  8. Then add the mint leaves and chill it in the refrigerator.
  9. Serve it cold.
My Notes:
Hot Mint Tea
  1. Above I have reproduced the recipe as it is in the magazine. I followed the recipe and found that the tea was little bitter to my taste. So I added a couple more teaspoons of sugar.
  2. The tea tastes good even when it is hot, but is excellent when it’s cold.
  3. Check out the health benefits of mint here
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  1. Namratha

    Looks very refreshing Madhu, nice pic too 🙂

  2. vanamala

    I know this but never tried at home… fantastic photography

  3. Madhuram

    Divya, you should try your hands on growing herbs, especially mint, because it’s easy maintenance. Morever the climate in your place is too good not to grow plants.

    Bharti, sure anytime.

    Cynthia, Bhawana thank you very much.

    DK, yes it is. I guess you are busy with lot of baking and office work 😉 The changes were my husband’s idea. You should start growing atleast mint DK. It’s very easy.

  4. DK

    Its been a long while since I came last!!!! Howz it going. I see you have some new changes in your site. Wonderful! Keep going 🙂

    I havent yet tried my hand at growing herbs at home although I have been meaning to for a long while now. May be I shud start soon 🙂 The tea looks refreshing.:)

  5. Bhawana

    Looking very delicious dear. perfect drink.

  6. Cynthia

    Um, that looks so refreshing.

  7. Bharti

    Lovely! I wish I could have a sip of your picture.

  8. DivyA Vikram

    This motivates me to grow mint plants too Madhu..And the tea sure looks refreshing..

  9. Madhuram

    Thank you very much girls. Do try this cool drink this summer.

  10. Roma

    Excellent drink, looks very refreshing. I love the step-by-step description and snaps. Great going here!

  11. krystyna

    Mind is my favorite herb too and it is perfect for hot summer days. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Cham

    Love mint tea , looks so cool

  13. Maheswari

    Thanks for this cool drink madhu.Though i am not a lover of mint,the picture is tempting me try this. 😉

  14. Mona

    Mint is one my fav herbs too. The drink looks very refreshing!

  15. sangeeth

    never knew how t o prepare mint tea….thanks for sharing dear…..

  16. Anjali Damerla

    I liked the change that you have made to the site ( the ifood style tabs ) 🙂

    Being a major fan of tea, I love all kinds. Mint tea really is refreshing and a very easy, breezy one. But I have to be honest. I have never tried combination of mint and ginger. I have both at home and will try it today afternoon. I will be trying the hot tea. Summer or winter, I have to have hot chai in the afternoon 😀

  17. Uma

    refreshing tea! Love the use of tabs.

  18. kalva

    Very refreshingindeed. love the pic

  19. Madhavi

    Hummm refreshing drink, and great combo of ginger and mint!!!

  20. Kaykat

    Mint and ginger are always so happy together, sounds like a really refreshing drink.

  21. Dee

    Looks lovely dear , I need quite a few beverages to beat the heat here… Thanks for participating and love to arjun !

  22. rachel

    The pic is a proof of the lovely refresher!!!

  23. Swati: Sugarcraft India

    Lovely minty tea..Parathas sound good too!!

  24. JZ @ Tasty treats

    the mint tea looks refreshing! the pic is awesome!!

    madhu, theres something for u on my blog!