Long, lazy summer days are for sipping iced tea! This ultra-flavorful pomegranate green tea recipe is infused with a simple mint syrup that makes this tea refreshing!
I’ve had to relearn a lot of things since my Panama Canal cruise onboard the Coral Princess. I’ve had to learn to accept that there will not be a full buffet waiting for me every time I come down to eat. I’ve had to learn to live without the sound of the ocean rolling by. I’ve had to learn to make my own bed again, and I’ve had to scale back from four-course meals to just one when dining out. But what I miss most is my midday break at the coffee shop.
Every afternoon after our day at the pool or on land, my daughter and I would take a little trip to the coffee shop to have a little pick me up. Often I would enjoy a hot chai latte while my daughter would try a new flavor of green tea. This pomegranate green tea was my daughter’s favorite. This recipe is for her. The recipe is very simple but so delicious. I’m sure you are wondering why not just buy pomegranate green tea? You could do that, but the flavors in this recipe are much more concentrated and pronounced. It is worth it! It pairs perfectly with this Southern Fried Catfish recipe or this Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe!
My daughter is 13 and this trip was very special for me. I got to spend 10 whole days in her company. Chances are good I will never get that opportunity again. We have busy lives and she has ambitions. To be able to take the time to make memories with my oldest girl was absolutely priceless. I discovered her sense of humor, that she is so much like my husband and that she is a sweet beautiful person who has quite a lot to say. Thankfully I got to hear it all.
Here’s to making memories this summer, whether you make them will family, friends, on your own or with the furry friends who stole your heart.
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1/3 cup of water
- 1 bunch of mint leaes
- 20 oz brewed green tea, cooled
- 1 cup unsweetened pomegranate juice
In a small saucepan, boil together the sugar, water, and mint leaves; stir until water dissolves. Reduce heat and continue to simmer until mixture is thick and syrupy. Remove the mint leaves and allow syrup to cool.
When syrup is cool, divide mixture between two tall glasses. Divide green tea and juice between the glasses, stir and top with ice.
The amount of tea and juice are somewhat dependent upon your glass size.
Amount Per Serving Calories 206Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 20mgFiber 1gSugar 49gProtein 1g