Watermelon Mint Green Tea

Summer is gladly making it’s way into Fall, so here’s one last Summer post before the spice, crisp air, pumpkins, sweaters make their official comeback….

I love getting mail. Really anything in the mail. Even bills. Is that weird?

I think its the surprise and excitement of opening an envelope. Even if it means I owe Utility Billing Services a whopping $38.

Send me a package and it’s GAME OVER. I am thrilled.

So when I found out Joy the Baker was going to have a quarterly mailing of something awesome if you subscribed and paid the nominal $25 price tag, I couldn’t say no.

I found myself anxiously waiting the arrival of each new quarter. AND with the arrival of July, I received my “gift” from Joy.

The package included 3 of these awesome Takeya Swirl Shatterproof Tumblers and a yummy recipe for this watermelon green tea mint…

All it takes is a few simple ingredients including: honey, green tea mint leaves, water (for the tea), and watermelon juice. What’s even better is that only one ingredient requires any prep.

To get watermelon juice simply add cubed watermelon to a food processor or blender and blend until the chunks have turned into juice.

Strain through a fine mesh sieve and discard the pulp.

Feel free to substitute with any kind of juice including peach or mango nectar which would all be equally delicious and remove virtually all prep.

Now, usually I’m a HUGE fan of sweet except when it comes to beverages. I’ll take a cold beer over some fru-fru daquiri every any day of the week.

But this is just the right amount of sweet thanks to the honey and natural sugars in the watermelon. And Oh So refreshing on the last fleeting hot, no AC, summer days.

Here’s how to do it:

From Joy the Baker and Lost Crates! I didn’t really change anything from the original recipe.

Makes about 5 cups.

2 C. Watermelon Juice (or other juice/nectar)

3 Tbsp. Honey

2 Heaping Tbsp. Green Tea Mint

(If you don’t have green tea mint, I think you could easily subsitute with green tea bags and some spearmint leaves.)

4 C. Water

Bring the water to a boil and remove from heat. Place the tea bags in the water and steep for approximately 5 minutes. Then add in the honey and stir to combine. Stick in the fridge to cool.

Meanwhile (if you decide to make the watermelon juice yourself) take 3 cups or so of cubed watermelon and add to your food processor. Blend until it becomes a liquid. From there strain the juice through a fine mesh sieve and remove any excess pulp/seeds/etc.

After the tea is cooled, add the watermelon juice and serve on ice. Nice and cold!

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