This green iced tea is flavoured with lime and mint to resemble a mojito. Stir in some rum or orange liqueur before serving to turn it into a summer cocktail.

Yield: Serves 4.



  • 1 1/2 cups fresh mint leaves, crushed
  • 4 green tea bags
  • 4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 lime, thinly sliced
  • Fresh mint leaves*


  1. Place 1 1/2 cups mint leaves and tea bags in a bowl. Add boiling water. Let steep for 8 minutes.
  2. Strain tea mixture through a sieve into a pitcher; discard solids.
  3. Stir in lime juice and sugar. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  4. Serve over ice cubes. Garnish with lime slices and additional mint leaves.
Nutritional analysis per serving:

118 calories, 0.2 g fat, 1.3 g protein, 29.6 g carbohydrate, 1.8 g fibre, 14 mg sodium

Tip: To crush mint leaves, place them between the palms of your hands and use a twisting motion to crush the leaves.