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If you’re getting a little tired of just drinking water, then why not try iced green tea. Yes, that’s right green tea, served ice cold. This simple recipe takes just minutes to prepare and provides you with a refreshing base that you can make more exciting by adding your choice of fruit, herbs, or other flavours.

Did you know? Green tea is packed with powerful antioxidants and is associated with many health benefits including, better brain function, improved heart health, limits the existence of free radicals in the body, and even reduces bad breath.


To make a jug of iced green tea, you will need:

4 cups of boiled water (leave in kettle)

3-5 green tea bags

1 tsp sugar (optional)

6 cups of ice cubes

1 sliced lemon

  1. Boil 4 cups worth of water in the kettle.
  2. Once boiled, leave the water in the kettle for a few minutes to allow the water to naturally cool down.
  3. Put 3-5 green tea bags, according to your desired strength, into a heatproof jug or pitcher. Pour in the cooling water.
  4. Leave the teabags to brew for up to 5 minutes. If you like the green tea weak, remove them after a minute or two but if you like it particularly strong, leave the bags to brew for 5.
  5. Remove the tea bags from the water and discard. Add the sugar if you like your tea a little sweet.
  6. Next, add in the ice cubes and leave to melt or alternatively add in 4 cups of cold, preferably refrigerated, water.
  7. Add the lemon and serve. You can keep the tea in the fridge for 24 hours.

Tip: Add in some sprigs on mint for a minty refreshing flavour. Or why not experiment with different fruits like, peach, pineapple, blueberries, or raspberries?

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