There are lots of teas that you may purchase at your favorite supermarket or health food store. However, some types of teas can be easily made from scratch using ingredients that may already be found in your kitchen. Cucumber mint tea is something that you may easily whip up. Not only does it taste amazing, but also offers some health benefits!
Chances are that you have cucumber stashed in your refrigerator if you are fond of making fresh garden salads and smoothies. Similarly, it’s very much likely that you have fresh mint leaves lying around if you love of making all sorts of dishes that boast of delightful herby flavors and aromas.
If you have cucumbers and mint leaves in your kitchen, then you can easily come up with cucumber mint tea! It’s perfect for you if you are not an admirer of teas that have very bold tastes and aroma. Light and refreshing, it’s for certain that you are not going to have a hard time making drinking cucumber mint tea a part of your daily routine.
Here’s how you can make a pitcher of cucumber mint tea for you and your loved ones:
2 green tea bags
1 medium-sized cucumber
1 cup of fresh mint leaves (lightly packed)
1/4 cup of honey (raw and organic)
Grab a saucepan and put 2 cups of water in it. Using medium heat, let the water boil.
While waiting for it to boil, thoroughly rinse your medium-sized cucumber in running water. Without peeling, cut the cucumber into thin slices. Set aside.
Once the water is boiling, turn off the stove and put into it 2 green tea bags, 1 cup of fresh mint leaves, and half of the cucumber slices that you have just made.
Cover the saucepan and allow the various ingredients to steep in the water for about 15 minutes.
In the meantime, combine 1/4 cup of honey with equal amounts of hot water. Stir very well.
Carefully strain the tea. Add the honey mixture and 4 cups of water.
Transfer to a tall pitcher and add the remaining cucumber slices. Add lots of ice cubes and serve.
Did you know that this easy-to-make beverage offers a number of benefits? Here are some of the reasons why it’s something that you should drink on a regular basis.
It helps you get the day started. Not a fan of coffee because it leaves you experiencing unfavorable side effects? Then have a tall glass of cucumber mint tea instead. You will find it so much easier to get your day kick started, but without heart palpitations, anxiety, hand tremors and lightheadedness.
It settles an upset stomach. Thanks to the mint added to the beverage, it’s something that you may take if you are having a bout of indigestion. Your homemade cucumber mint tea can come in handy most especially after the consumption of spicy or greasy foods.
It strengthens your immune system. Did you know that cucumbers are excellent sources of vitamin C? This is the reason why the regular intake of cucumber mint tea can help make your immune system strong. This nutrient also helps in keeping your skin healthy and young-looking.
It safeguards your ticker. According to scientists, cucumbers help to ward off high blood pressure as well as high blood cholesterol levels. Because of this, drinking cucumber mint tea on a regular basis may help in keeping deadly heart disease at bay.
It helps you feel cool and refreshed. Last but not least, every serving of this homemade cucumber mint tea allows you to feel cool and refreshed, most especially during those hot summer months. It also supplies your body with fluids to save it from becoming overheated and dehydrated.