Late summer: the sun burns at its brightest & the breeze begs you to s l o w down. Savor the moment, Indulge in the season. Time to whip up the perfect cool down cocktail to enjoy on the back patio with breakfast, or on the go- for the morning cruise, the errands, your monday commute or your afternoon hangs.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 2 tablespoons of dried peppermint tea leaves. (chopped or whole)
- 3 tablespoons of loose gunpowder green tea
- 10 freshly picked, wild peppermint leaves.
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of raw/organic honey
- A whisk
- A tea strainer
First, Pick 10 peppermint leaves– I get mine from my backyard, you can even get them at the grocery.
Put on a kettle, and bring 4 cups of water to near boiling, and remove from heat.
Steep your peppermint in 1 cup of hot water at a time.
*Optional Step: Choose another tea to compliment the mixture, I have used Dragon Eye Oolong Tea, Matcha Green Tea, and even an orange blossom tea. For this recipe we will use Gunpowder green tea- loose, and peppermint tea- loose.
Add gunpowder green tea & dried peppermint to 1 cup near-boiling water. Steep your herbal tea for no more than 2-3 minutes!
Strain your tea leaves, and peppermint leaves into a glass bottle or mason jar. (I use the Perfectea by Teavana to strain the perfect single-cup of herbal tea)
Combine 1 cup of boiling water with 2 tablespoons of honey, and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Whisk until you create a thin syrup, then add to your tea mixture.
Blend your tea mixture by shaking the container, and then pour over 2 cups of ice cubes. The tea is concentrated so allow the ice to melt into the mixture. Serve over ice with a fresh mint leaf or two as a garnish.