Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Iced Green Tea Infused with Fresh Mint and Ginger

I am quite the coffee addict - iced or hot, this is my caffeine of choice. However, sometimes on a hot summer day, I crave something besides an iced coffee like a refreshing glass of iced tea.  Growing up we made quite a bit of sun tea during the and throughout college in the South, sweet tea was always on the menu.  When I do drink iced tea I prefer it to be barely sweetened and bursting with freshness, courtesy of either fresh herbs or fruit.  Here I made iced green tea infused with ginger and mint - the perfect drink for a hot summer day. Which do you prefer, coffee or tea?
A Few Things: Instead of mint tea bags, I used green tea for an extra antioxidant punch and a dose of caffeine. 

*All photographs by Alison


21 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous! I wonder if it would be as good with decaf green tea? We can make it this weekend. :)

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  2. This looks so delicious!!! I love green tea... as well as drinks like this one :) You've got me craving a cool sip! xo, Megs

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  3. that looks the best way to beat the heat!! need to make some asap :)


    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  4. Love love the use of fresh ginger! Great job on this! xoxo

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  5. Looks refreshing! Cute blog!

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  7. I'd like to drink it right now! seems very fresh!:*

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  8. I'm more of a tea person.
    This is an interesting version, I'll definitely try it out!
    xxx
    Eleonor

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  9. Looks great, must taste even better!


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  10. Great recipe!! Hope you visit my blog!!

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  11. Great recipe ! I'm addicted both to mint and ginger :D

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    Victoria,
    'The Wind of Inspiration' blog

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  13. Now this is my kind of summer beverage! It seems so simple too. Gorgeous photos too dear. What is the table surface you used for these pics? I really like that white washed look.

    xx Jenee C.
    http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Jenee! Thanks so much for commenting! I actually use wood that I painted white. Super easy, I just took old scrap wood and loosely applied one coat of paint!
      xo
      Alison

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  14. Coffee all the way - I'm definitely a coffee with extra milk kind of person, even during summer days :) However, during autumn & winter I love to cuddle in my blanket with a cup of fruity tea in my hands, it's the best.

    I would try this recipe as it seems so refreshing, perfectly matching this super hot day.

    Hugs

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  15. I'm obsessed with this idea! love it!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  16. I am TOTALLY with you. I prefer coffee (drinking right now) but on a warm day I love iced green tea..love the green tea lemonade from starbucks...will definitely be trying this!
    Thanks
    Sheree x
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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