Condensation is the universe’s way of telling us “Hang in there! Summer ain’t all that bad. Lay back, stay and chill.”
Especially true for the condensation on a cool glass of Rose Mint Green Iced Tea.
The inspiration for this iced tea came from a Rose Tea made on the Essie Button YouTube Channel.
Oh yes, did I tell you? I’ve become obsessed (like full on OBSESSED) with YouTube Beauty Channels. For a single child brought up by a mother whose makeup & skincare kit contains a lipstick, kajal and a random moisturizer – these channels are god-sent!
Over the past one week, I’ve learnt so much good about –
- Passable newbie knowledge of makeup that every girl *should* know.
- Singer songwriters!
- Organizing & fun DIYs
- The fact that Greyhounds are awesome
Plus, some of these girls are just so amazing. You can’t just *help* but want to know about them, their lives and I-don’t-know-why-but-I-REALLY-love-knowing-“What’s in their bags?”! (Youtube Channel addicts will definitely relate with that one.)
So anyway, looking at that tea I figured it would a Rose Mint Green Iced Tea would make complete sense for this die-Mumbai-die heat. The rose gives it a sweet earthy tone, the mint gives it that lovely refreshing kick and the green tea makes you feel so very light and fresh from the inside. And of course, antioxidants yo!
So, as the self explanatory name suggests, you’d need the following –
Bring some water to the boil. Drop in the green tea bags into the water as per instructions. Follow that with a handful of mint leaves. (Don’t worry. There’s no such thing as too-many-mint-leaves.)
Add in some sugar.
Mix & let this cool.
Do remove the tea-bags after 3-5 minutes though. If you leave it in for too long, it might make the tea too bitter.
Once cool, drizzle in your rose syrup. (Roohafzah ftw!)
Mix it in and marvel at the lovely orange-red tones with the floating mint leaves.
Once cool enough too your liking, pour over a glass of ice.
Garnish with a few mint leaves.
This iced tea is everything I NEED this summer.
Its keeps me cool from the outside, inside and has the pretty color tone!
Yes, I finished this jar immediately. And yes, I’ve been making a jar of this everyday for the last 1 week.
I have no regrets.
This summer, rediscover your love of rose flavours and iced teas. It is so worth it.
So, what are your favourite kind of ice teas? Or favourite version of the rose flavour? Do tell!
- 5 cups of water
- 4 Green Tea Bags
- 4 tbsp Sugar
- 1 cup of hand torn Mint
- 1/4 cup of Rose Syrup
- Make Green tea according to instructions.
- Add in mint leaves, sugar, stir and leave to cool.
- Once cool, mix in the rose syrup.
- Chill and serve cool - garnished with mint leaves
- Quantity of sugar and rose syrup can be adjusted according to liking.
- Don't leave in green tea bags for longer than 3-5 minutes, else it might make tea bitter.