Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Green Tea With Mint

#GreenTeawithMint :
On the other day I was watching a program on Turkish tradition of brewing tea using kettles.
He demonstrated how to brew only tea and then how to do with mint leaves.
I was searching for ways to consume mint leaves that are growing abundantly in my garden.
This program gave me an idea of brewing tea with mint leaves.
They brewed tea leaves, mint leaves with sugar.
But I prepared in my own way keeping Turkish method in my mind and adding some more ingredients also.
Moreover I don't have tea pots to steep tea. So this is how I did :

Green Tea with Mint

Ingredients :
175 ml                                  Water
1 Tsp                                    Green tea
12                                         Mint leaves [ Pudhina ], Washed
1 Tsp                                    Ginger soaked water*
1 Tsp                                    Lemon juice

* To make ginger water : crush 1/2 inch long washed n peeled ginger in 1/4 cup of water.
Allow to stand for an hour.

Method :
Boil water in a vessel.
Turn off stove when the water starts boiling.
Add 1 Tsp of green tea.

Dab the mint leaves using the back of a spoon or roll between palms giving slight pressure.
Then add to the hot water with green tea.

Keep the vessel closed for 2 minutes.

Now take a cup.
Add 1 Tsp of ginger soaked water and 1 Tsp of lemon juice.

Now strain the brew through a tea filter into the cup.

Green Tea with Mint

Mix well and the aromatic tea is ready.

Green Tea with Mint

I have seen hosts of most of the TV food shows usually say " Oh! my GOD!!... OMG!!... wow!!... I have never tasted such a fantastic food/drink like this... so far... so refreshing... blah! blah!..."   But the first time when I tasted this drink I felt like screaming the same words as above!!!.... True!! It was so tasty and refreshing. Try it out!!

Note :
If you desired add 2 Tsp of honey to make the drink sweeter.

You may also like to try :

Green Tea with Lemon
Green Tea with Sweet Lime