exPress-o Originals: Green Sun Tea (with lemon, lime, mint and honey)

Monday, August 27, 2012


No summer can be complete without an afternoon of ice-cold sun tea! Have you had one already? My take on it is pretty straight forward: Japanese green tea, sliced lime, lemon and a bunch of fresh mint leaves all chucked into a jar with cold water. On a good day it takes about 3 to 4 hours to get ready but it’s worth the wait. We usually top it off with ice cubes and sweeten it with honey! Btw: Each time I make this combo I feel like a little scientist who keeps on cheekily peeking into the window and checking the progress of brewing. Bliss!

Psst: Here is the how to if you fancy trying it!

Pour 3 glasses (or 1 liter) of water in a jar/pitcher. Next, add 3 teaspoons of green tea, 1 sliced lime, half sliced lemon and a bunch of fresh mint leaves into the water. Seal the jar. Place the jar for about 3-4 hours on a sun-filled windowsill or outside in your garden during the hottest part of the day. After the brewing process is completed, sieve through the tea. Let it chill for a bit in a fridge or drink it with ice cubes and a bit of honey right away. Ta dah!

Loves, what’s your favourite take on sun tea? (My friend does it with rose tea and vanilla). xo

P.S: Also,  this lemonade and a few more of my favourite recipes!
P.P.S: Plus, porch swing.

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14 comments:

Alexa said...

Ah looks so refreshing and perfect for the hot summer months!

Amanda said...

This brings back memories - my Grandmother used to make sun tea all the time during the summer! I'll have to try it with the honey and mint... looks wonderful!

Patricia Villamil said...

this looks so delicious! and your the styling is gorgeous!

Diana Mieczan said...

aww what a sweet memory, Amanda:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh thank you, Patricia:) So happy that you like it!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

looks very refreshing!

Inés said...

It sounds and looks delicious...and oh! so refreshing! I'm trying it today, with a little branch of lemongrass...What do you think Diana?

Big hugs!

Inés
SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

HiLLjO said...

I want this.

Now.

Behold the Metatron said...

The best way to make tea. You can definitely taste the difference.

kristen
www.beholdthemetatron.com

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh yes, Inés! Lemongrass would be perfect for it as well:) Enjoy it, sweetie.

Diana Mieczan said...

HiLLjO, aww...wish you could pop by for a glass of it and a chat:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally agree, Kristen:)

Kristina said...

will definitely try the icetea once summer hits australia! by then i definitely need something to cool me down :)

Pretty Affairs said...

this looks and sounds so good!! and what's even better for it - we finally have the perfect weather for a drink like this!! :)

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