Watermelon Mint Tea is utterly refreshing and delicious!
Here's how you make it:
1 1/2 cups cold water
3 green tea bags
4 cups fresh watermelon juice (about 6 cups cut watermelon)
Mint Sprigs (as many as you like; we used two large sprigs in the pitcher and more for serving.
Add water and tea bags to a small saucepan over medium-high heat, and bring just to a boil. Remove from heat and steep the tea bags for a couple of minutes in hot water. Discard the tea bags. Set tea aside to cool.
Note: You can also combine the tea bags and water, cover, and steep in the natural sunlight for 2 to 3 hours if you prefer.
Meanwhile, cut your watermelon into 1 to 2-inch cubes. Add the cubes to a Blendtec, Vitamix, blender, or juicer. Blend until watermelon liquefies. Run the liquid through a fine-mesh strainer to separate the juice from the pulp. Discard the pulp.
Add the mint sprigs to a pitcher. Pour the watermelon juice over the mint, followed by the tea. Stir. Chill for a minimum of two hours before serving, or overnight if possible. The colder - the better. Serve over ice, with additional mint leaves if desired.
Now, sit back, relax, and sip slowly - or gulp it down like we do, and go back for seconds!