Quench your thirst with this refreshing honey mint lemon tea – filled with lemon wedges, perfumed with fresh mint and slightly sweetened with honey.
Tea has always been a part of my life
Perhaps my love for tea was first cultivated when I was still young, back when Uncle Chris and Aunty Cynthia lived with us and I was barely eight years old. I’d watch Uncle Chris prepare his daily mug of tea, piping hot with its swirls of wispy steam, and with the addition of just a bit of milk, it’d transform into a delicious pale brown.
On the other hand, Aunty Cynthia made her daily coffee fix the way Italians took theirs – black as coffee could be. Aunty Cynthia drank her coffee neat – without sugar or milk, and its harsh bitterness was too much for my young tender tongue.
Naturally, I gravitated towards Uncle Chris’ choice of beverage. At first, it was because I wanted to have a drink to call my own – I felt all grown-up and matured doing so.
A pot of tea always makes for good company
During school holidays Aunty Adeline would take my siblings and I, together with my cousins Shawn and Gracia, to the Shangri-La Hotel for its all-afternoon high-tea. During those luxurious high-tea sessions, we’d flip through the tea menu, which boasted all of 164 different types of teas. Each of us would order a pot of a different type of teas, so we could tea-taste. Those were good old days that I recall with great fondness and wistful nostalgia.
Now that I’m all grown up, tea still plays a large part of my life. In every café or restaurant I visit, tea is my default option, apart from still water.
There’s something greatly comforting about a pot of warm tea, a couple of biscuits, and a good book to spend an entire afternoon on, especially if it’s chillingly cold outside.
Even in a hot climate like that of Singapore, where I grew up in, tea is all the more refreshing, especially if drank with crushed ice, a couple of lemon wedges, perfumed with fresh mint and slightly sweetened with honey.
This is pure comfort to me.
Easy Honey Mint Lemon Tea
Whether it’s the hot summer months, or during the colder seasons, making a glass of this delicious honey mint lemon tea is just a matter of minutes.
Start off by brewing black tea (you can use teabags or black tea leaves), then stir in the honey while the tea is still hot. Add fresh lemon wedges to the tea, pressing against the wedges to get the juice out, and then add fresh mint leaves and wait for the tea to cool.
If you want a cold drink, simply add some ice cubes to the tea, or if not, drink the tea hot. Either way, this is a beverage that you can (and should) enjoy all year round!
Quench your thirst with a tall glass of refreshing honey mint lemon tea – filled with lemon wedges, perfumed with fresh mint and slightly sweetened with honey.
- 1 liter of boiling water
- 1 English Breakfast teabag
- 4 teaspoons of honey (or more, depending on how sweet you like your tea)
- 1 large lemon, sliced into 5–6 even wedges
- 2 stalks of fresh mint
- Bring 1 litre of water to a boil.
- Once water starts boiling, remove from kettle/pot and pour into a glass jug.
- Place the teabag in the hot water for a few minutes, just until the color is a light caramel brown, then remove the teabag.
- Stir in the honey while tea is still hot, and drop the lemon wedges in the tea, pressing the wedges with a spoon to squeeze a bit of the juice out.
- Place two stalks of fresh mint in the tea and wait until it cools slightly.
Tea can be served hot/warm during autumn and winter, or with crushed ice during spring/summer (or really, at any temperature you like).
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