Make a refreshing and tasty drink that is also good for you!
4-5bags of tea by choice*
4cupsof cold water
juice of 1 lemon
fresh mint, optional
fresh fruit slices, optional
In a small kettle or a heatproof bowl soak the tea in 1 cup pf hot water Brew for 4-5 minutes.
Remove the teabags (if using loose leaves, pour the tea through a mesh sievand transfer the liquid to a pitcher.
Add honey and juice of one lemon. Stir to dissolve the honey.
Add the rest of the ingredients into the pitcher and stir. You can serve right away.
Alternatively brew the tea with 5 cups of cold water for 6 to 8 hours (not recommended for purely herbal infusion). In this case you need to stir well the tea after adding the honey until it dissolves.
In case you prefer loose tea leaves or herbs, use 1 tbs for each bag. If you want to make the tea with fresh mint or thyme, use about two handfuls of herbs for the same quantity of water.
The herbs need to be brewed for longer time than the tea: 5-15 minutes for dried herbs and 15-30 minutes for fresh herbs.
Instead of honey you can use other sweeteners. Adjust the quantity according to your taste.