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Iced Green Tea

Happy almost Easter, everyone! I hope all of you are enjoying time with family and friends. I know I am. My family is in town from Pennsylvania this weekend. We’ve been enjoying each others company since they arrived on Friday. Yesterday, my Aunt watched me cook and we chatted about the goings on in our lives. Last night we had a bonfire at my mom’s house- a lot of junk food was consumed and a few of these cocojitos. Today, we’re going to grill some food and enjoy some family fun time. We may even bust out some board games.

I made iced green tea yesterday. This tea is my mom’s favorite. I came up with recipe while I was piddling around in the kitchen one day- I piddle a lot. I use Tazo Zen green tea bags in this recipe. The combination of lemongrass and spearmint create a lovely, refreshing iced tea.

I use honey to sweeten this tea instead of sugar. The honey pairs perfectly with the lemongrass and spearmint notes in the tea. A squeeze of lemon brightens the tea.

Add a generous amount of ice to a glass and a lemon slice, and you have the perfect drink for porch sippin’.

My Aunt and I enjoyed this tea out on my deck yesterday while listening to 80’s music (my fav) and reading food magazines.

Love and sweet treats,



11 cups water

4 Tazo Zen green tea bags

1 lemon

3/4 cups honey

Bring 11 cups of water to a boil. Take the water off the heat and add the tea bags. Steep for 3 minutes, no longer (any longer and the tea will become bitter). Add honey and the juice of one lemon, stir. If you like your tea a little sweeter, feel free to add more honey. Transfer the mixture to a heat proof pitcher and refrigerate until cool. Pour over ice and add a slice of lemon. Enjoy.

9 Responses to “Iced Green Tea”

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    juanitascocina — April 7, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Gorgeous pics, Jennie!!!

    So refreshing. This would be perfect for today! And I love honey in my tea!


    • themessybakerblog replied April 7th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks, Jen. If you make it, let me know what you think.


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    Alicia — April 8, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I like to take a few bags of green tea and a few bags or tablespoons of mint tea and combine them, then chill and serve as iced tea.


    • themessybakerblog replied April 8th, 2012 at 9:09 am

      That sounds delicious. What a good idea. I have mint tea, so I am going to try that. Thanks!


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    vanesssaoneill — April 8, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Yum, That looks so good. I just made lemonade today so it’s funny that I came upon this today. I love to make my own drinks cause then you know how much sugar is going in it. I will have to try this out once my lemonade is gone. Thanks


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    B — April 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Mmm! I love green tea and this looks so good. Beautiful photos!


    • themessybakerblog replied May 2nd, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Thanks so much. I hope you enjoy the tea if you try it.


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    Choc Chip Uru — April 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    What a wonderfully refreshing and relaxing recipe – now green tea is available during winter and summer :D

    Choc Chip Uru


    • themessybakerblog replied May 2nd, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      You’re welcome. It is such a refreshing drink. Enjoy!


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