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Watermelon Mint Iced Tea!

Summer got you feeling like a wilted lettuce leaf? Fear not! This Watermelon Mint Iced Tea is here to blast you with a burst of juicy sweetness and cool, refreshing mint.

It’s so easy to make, you’ll be sipping it in no time, dreaming of beach bonfires and watermelon seed spitting contests.

watermelon mint iced tea
  • Super simple: Just a handful of ingredients and a few easy steps for a taste of paradise.
  • Naturally sweet: Forget sugary syrups, watermelon’s the star here, with a hint of mint for a kiss of coolness.
  • Light and healthy: Skip the soda guilt, this drink is pure refreshment without the weigh-down.
  • Perfectly portable: Pack it in a thermos, take it to the beach, or sip it on your porch swing. This iced tea is the ultimate summer sidekick.
  • Watermelon: Pick a ripe one, nice and red! Seedless is easier, but seeded works too (just gotta strain a bit later).
  • Mint: Fresh is best, but dried will do in a pinch.
  • Black tea: Assam or Earl Grey will work well. Try any kind you like – regular, green, herbal.
  • Honey or sugar (optional): If you need a touch more sweetness.
  • Ice: Lots of it!
making watermelon mint iced tea
  1. Chop, chop, blend!: Chop your watermelon into chunks and toss them in a blender. Blitz it until smooth and juicy, like a pink smoothie.
  2. Strain the party: Pour the watermelon puree through a strainer to get rid of any seeds or bits. You want pure, juicy goodness.
  3. Tea time: Brew your tea according to the package instructions (at least for 5 minutes). Remove tea bags (if using) and add mint leaves. Let it sit for another 5 minutes. Let it cool down, or get impatient and toss in some ice cubes to speed things up.
  4. Mix and mingle: Combine the watermelon juice and cooled tea in the pitcher. Add sugar to taste, if you like things sweet.
  5. Chill out: Fill glasses with ice, pour in your delicious concoction, and garnish with a sprig of mint (optional, but totally Instagram-worthy).
drinking watermelon mint iced tea

Store your tea in the fridge for up to 3 days. If it starts to lose its sparkle, just add some fresh mint or a squeeze of citrus.

Absolutely! Green tea adds a lighter, grassy flavor that’s equally delicious.

No worries! Just finely chop the watermelon and muddle it with the mint leaves in the pitcher before adding the tea.

Yes. Just whip up a big batch and keep it chilled in the fridge until it’s time to serve.

Watermelon Mint Iced Tea

Recipe by Tania FaysalCourse: Drinks
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Total time

15

minutes

This Watermelon Mint Iced Tea is the perfect way to beat the heat, stay cool, and enjoy the taste of summer.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped watermelon

  • 4 cups water

  • 4 black tea bags (or your favorite herbal tea)

  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves (optional)

  • Sugar or any sweetener (to taste)

Directions

  • Blend the watermelon until smooth. Strain through a sieve if desired.
  • Steep the tea bags in the boiling water for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bags and add the mint leaves to the steeped tea.
  • Combine the watermelon juice, steeped tea, and honey (if using) in a pitcher.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Serve over ice and garnish with a mint sprig, if desired.

Notes

  • Try basil, rosemary, or even lavender for a unique twist!
  • Peppermint or spearmint, any kind works.
  • Don’t let mint leaves steep in the tea for more than 5 minutes as the flavor will get stronger.
  • If you want less intense flavor of mint, don’t steep mint with tea. Muddle mint leaves in the pitcher then add brewed tea, watermelon juice and sweetener.

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