Monday Meals: Iced Tea

Happy Memorial Day everyone! May you all enjoy this extra day off from work and please say your prayers and thanks to the veterans that have fought for our lovely country.

I won’t be sharing recipes for meals today, but I am on a iced tea kick since the temps increased so here are a couple I am loving. I tend to be a tea snob and like the “good stuff”. A couple of years ago I came across Argo Tea at Lueken’s in Bemidji. It was on sale and so I stocked up. The bottles alone were worth the money. Glass bottles with lime green caps. Completely reusable. After the sale ended I did some research on how to make tasty iced tea. Here are two recipes I feel I have perfected.

Green/Ginger Mix

8 cups water

10 green tea bags

1/2 cup sugar (or honey as I have used this year)

2 T cut up ginger

1 t vanilla

Splash of lemon juice

Boil water and remove from heat.

Place tea bags and ginger into pot of water and steep for 20 minutes.

Remove tea bags.

Stir in sugar or honey, vanilla and lemon juice.

Let cool completely.

Pour over ice or place in container and refrigerate.

Minty Mojitea

8 cups water

10 mint tea bags

1/2 cup sugar or honey

Splash of lime juice

Drop of peppermint essential oil (make sure it is a brand that you can consume- like Young Living)

Boil water and remove from heat.

Place tea bags into pot of water and steep for 20 minutes.

Remove tea bags.

Stir in sugar or honey, lime juice and oil.

Let cool completely.

Pour over ice or place in container and refrigerate.

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