Fresh mint iced tea is packed with minty flavor, can be made in 10 minutes, and tastes like summer in a glass! All you need are mint leaves!
Fresh Mint Tea. How can a one ingredient wonder taste so good!?
It's fresh, minty, and bright. When poured over ice the glass gets all frosty and ice cold and it is the ideal refresher for a hot summer day. The mint cools you down. The ice cools you down. It is summer magic in a cup.
And all you need for this is a few handfulls of mint. Maybe a dash of sugar or a squirt of honey if you are so inclined. A hot sunny day and a lounger by the pool.
Other reasons to LOVE this refreshing summer drink:
- Ready in 10! No need to wait for the tea to cool down in the fridge (see below for this cool hack!)
- It needs just ONE ingredient - fresh mint
- To sweeten or not to sweeten? The choice is yours!
- Absolutely the perfect way to use your oodles and oodles of garden fresh mint. If you are a gardener, you know how fast this herb can grow!
- If you're not a gardener (it me!), most grocery stores sell mint in the really big package, which is perfect for 2 batches of this tea.
How to make Fresh Mint Iced Tea:
Guys, we hardly need this section. This iced tea practically makes itself!
Grab a lot of mint. And I mean a lot! And add it to a jar or a french press. No need to be picky here. Either will do.
Then cover all that beautiful minty goodness with hot water and let her steep. After about 10 minutes either strain out the mint with a colander or push down the plunder of the french press.
If you want to add in some honey or sugar, now is the time to sweeten things up!
Then pour the hot tea over a cup that is chock full of ice. About half of the ice will melt while the tea is cooling down and that is a-okay. We brewed this tea extra extra strong so that we could enjoy a glass right away. As the ice melts, the tea dilutes to the perfect level of minty goodness.Print
Fresh Mint Iced Tea
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 glasses 1x
- Category: Drinks
- Method: No Cook
- Cuisine: American
Fresh mint iced tea is packed with minty flavor, can be made in 10 minutes, and tastes like summer in a glass!
- About 1 ounce fresh mint
- 4 cups boiling water
- Honey or sugar to taste, optional
Add the mint to a large French press or glass jar and cover with the boiling water. Let the mint steep for 5-7 minutes and then either press down the plunger of the French press or strain out the mint with a colander.
If you want to add sweetener, do so here. Pour the hot tea directly over cups filled with ice to chill it down. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: ¼ recipe (no added sweetener)
- Calories: 0
- Sugar: 0
- Sodium: 0
- Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 0
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 0
Keywords: paleo, vegan, gluten free, summer, spring,
What kind of mint? Peppermint? Spearmint?...?
Hi Kaydee, feel free to use whatever fresh mint you find in your grocery store produce section. I believe it is usually peppermint, but both kinds should work!
Using a french press is genius! Thank you for the recipe and great tip!
Laurel Perry says
Thank you so much for the review Marla!