Iced Green Tea Mojito (digestive aid and liver detox)
1 Pitcher of Unsweetened Iced Green Tea (I use 12 teabags or 4 tablespoons of THIS loose leaf tea per 8 cups of water for my pitcher. Never let the water come to a boil for green tea – it will make it taste bitter. Also only steep for 3 minutes – any longer will extract bitter elements from the tea)
3 mojito mint leaves (the Cuban mojito mint is called Mentha nemorosa, but you can use any type of mint! Spearmint and Peppermint are popular choices)
2 slices cucumber
½ lime, juiced
½ – 1 teaspoon pure raw honey (or other sweetener of choice, more or less to taste)
Optional: extra lime slices and mint leaves for garnish
To make an alcoholic version, add 1 ounce of rum.
1. Squeeze the lime juice into a glass.
2. Add the mint leaves and the cucumber slices to the glass and muddle until the leaves are slightly bruised.You can also use the back of a spoon if you don’t have a muddle.
3. Fill the glass with ice and add your iced green tea.
4. Add sweetener to taste.
5. Stir well and garnish with additional mint leaves and lime slices, if desired. Enjoy!