Fresh Iced Tea

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Home Made

By Yvette van Boven

Published 2011

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Tea for a hot summer day.


  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 handful or a small bunch fresh mint leaves
  • approx. 6 slices cucumber
  • honey, to taste
  • 1 tray ice cubes


Bring a kettle to a boil and pour water over the fresh mint in a heat-proof glass jug. Leave the mint tea to slightly cool. Grate the lemon and squeeze together with the limes. Stir the zest and juice through the tea. Add the cucumber slices and stir in the honey, until dissolved. Store the tea in the refrigerator to fully cool until used. Immediately before serving add half of the ice cubes to the jug and fill four large glasses with the other half. Pour the iced tea into the glasses through a tea strainer. You can garnish the glasses with a sprig of fresh mint and some extra cucumber slices.