Passion Fruit Mint Iced Tea

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There’s nothing like the ahhhhhhhh after a refreshing glass of iced tea. In this drink, mint leaves release a cooling sensation, while passion fruit ice cubes bring a subtle sweetness as they melt.

 

EQUIPMENT

mortar and pestle (if you don’t have one try these hacks)

small bowl

ice cube tray

French press or saucepan

glasses

 

INGREDIENTS 

5 passion fruit

1 cup water

1 handful mint leaves

2 cups boiling water

 

MUSIC

Artist: Corinne Bailey Rae

Album: Corinne Bailey Rae 

 

INSTRUCTIONS 

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THINK AHEAD 

  1. Cut 5 passion fruits in half and remove the pulp with a spoon.
  2. Place the pulp in a small bowl and crush the seeds with a pestle to release the juices.
  3. Add 1 cup water and stir.
  4. Pour the mixture into an ice cube tray and let freeze overnight.

 

STEEP

  1. Wash the fresh mint leaves, then tear them up and place in a French press. If you don’t have one, use a saucepan and pour the tea through a strainer.
  2. Bring 2 cups water to a boil and pour it over the mint leaves. Allow to steep for 3-7 minutes, depending on how strong you want your tea.

 

CHILL

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  1. Let the tea reach room temperature, then place it into the fridge until it becomes cool, about 1-2 hours.

 

DRINK

  1. Place 4 glasses in the freezer to chill, about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Fill the glasses with passion fruit ice cubes and pour the chilled tea into the glass.
  3. If desired, stir in some honey and add a mint sprig or lime for garnish.

 

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Recipe adapted from:

Whisk Affair

Fearless Fresh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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