mint & ginger green tea lemonade
This recipe is brought to you by Marcella Dilonardo of Hey Modest Marce! She writes:
Each morning I start off by drinking a hot cup of green tea, half because I love tea & half because of how healthy green tea is for you. With the weather changing, I wanted to come up with the ultimate refreshing way to drink my green tea! Using Stash Tea's loose leaf Dragonwell Special Grade Green Tea I created an iced green tea lemonade that is flavoured with fresh ginger + fresh mint & sweetened with raw honey + panela raw sugar. This drink would be perfect for an outdoor BBQ in one of those massive mason jar jug drink dispensers that I got my mom last year for Mother's Day.
4 cups water, boiled
3 tablespoons Stash Dragonwell Special Grade loose leaf green tea (recommended, but you can use any favorite Stash green tea!)
2 tablespoons ginger, peeled & sliced
3 sprigs fresh mint, plus more for garnishing
3 tablespoons raw honey
1-2 tablespoons raw or turbinado sugar (Obelo's panela sugar recommended)
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
sliced lemons, for garnishing
In a large teapot or kettle, steep green tea and sliced ginger in boiling water. Once desired strength is reached, strain out tea and ginger.
Add honey and sugar, stir until sugar is fully dissolved. Place in fridge and let cool completely.
In a punch bowl or iced tea pitcher, add the green tea base mix, fresh mint leaves, lemon juice, and sliced lemons. Allow time for flavours to meld.
Serve in an iced raw sugar-rimmed glass with fresh mint and a slice of lemon.