Aromatic lemon tea is a refreshing detox drink with ice, lemon, jasmine green tea, and honey for those hot summer days.
A perk-me-up concoction that energizes you with each fresh sip. I prefer iced honey lemon tea to hot green tea, whenever I am feeling dehydrated and running low on fuel.
A convenient tea you can make ahead and store in the refrigerator. Anytime you want a chilled drink that quenches your thirst and doesn’t give you a sugar rush, sip on this lemon honey green tea.
What is Lemon Green Tea
This iced green tea is made with health-boosting ingredients. You have jasmine tea and its heart-healthy antioxidants infused with the flavors of citrusy lemon and honey.
The burst of tang from the lemon slices and syrup is a perfect foil to the bitterness you get from the green tea. The floral taste of jasmine flowers is enhanced and sweetened by the hint of immune-boosting honey.
I prefer my green teas with natural sugars like honey as it is healthier (although I enjoy my share of sweet beverages like brown sugar boba).
The multiple flavors in this lemon honey tea vie for your attention while providing you with a fresh boost of energy.
I make it a point to have this iced tea at breakfast or in the afternoon when I need something to soothe my mood. A few sips of this tasty beverage are sometimes enough to pull you through a stressful day.
The best part is that you can serve this thirst quencher with snacks and other dishes when you have guests or friends over.
Preparing this honey lemon tea is as simple as it gets. You need just six ingredients that you probably have stocked in the pantry.
Jasmine Tea: The main element that provides your tea with lovely floral undernotes. Tea bags save time in preparing this drink.
Lemon Slices: infuse your teas with a tangy and tart flavor. Swap lemon slices with lime, orange, or grapefruit to reboot your green tea.
Salt: Rubbing the lemon with salt removes some of the sour and astringent taste from the skin.
Honey: You need this hint of sweetness to balance out the tangy and mildly bitter flavors. While you can always use sugar syrup to coat your lemon slices, honey keeps this beverage nutritious. Besides, you don’t have to spend time making another syrup from scratch.
Ice cubes: This tea has ice cubes added instead of being chilled in the fridge. Serve it immediately to prevent the ice from melting and diluting the drink.
For the health-conscious, stevia or monk fruit adds sweet notes without the extra calories.
Now that you’ve gathered the ingredients, let’s make an invigorating cup of iced green tea.
- I suggest letting the honey-lemon mixture stay for 10 minutes before using it. This will help to combine the flavors better.
- You can turn this into vegan by using simple syrup.
Honey Lemon Mixture
- 2 lemons
- 1/2 cup honey
Assemble honey lemon tea
- 2 black tea bags
- 300 ml hot boiling water
- ice cubes
Prep the lemons
- Rub the fresh lemons with some salt and rinse them well with water. Using a sharp knife, start slicing the lemon at one end. Discard the first slice.
- Cut the lemon into slices of equal size (neither thick nor thin),remove the seeds and add them to a bowl. LDrizzle honey over the lemon slices. Toss them gently to coat them well. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes.
For Tea base
- Use either jasmine tea leaves or bags. Add tea bags to hot water in a cup and steep the tea for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Remove the tea bag and let the liquid cool to room temperature.
- Add ice cubes to a serving glass. Place some lemon slices around the cubes.
- Drizzle lemon honey syrup from the bowl.
- Pour in the cooled or chilled jasmine green tea. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.
Can I Add Other Toppings Or Add-Ons?
Definitely. You can add some grated ginger, cinnamon, or mint leaves to the boiling water you use to make the green tea.
Swap orange slices, berries, mango, or grapefruit for lemon to create vibrantly different fruity tastes.
Garnish your tea with cucumber ribbons, sprigs of thyme or basil, or some slices of orange or lime.
Can This Lemon Green Tea Be Served Hot?
Yes, you can serve this hot. Make sure you brew the tea for the correct amount of time to avoid it tasting bitter.