- 4 cups of water
- 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 8 sprigs of spearmint
- 4 baby arugula leaves
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 3 bags of green tea or 3 teaspoons of loose leaf tea in an infuser
- 2 tablespoons of raw honey or your sweetener of choice (adjust to taste)
- Lime wedges for garnishing
First, prepare your green tea. Steep the tea bags in hot water (just short of boiling), then set aside and let cool. Gather the mint, arugula, lime juice, and honey together in a pitcher or jar and muddle lightly until the leaves bruise and release their flavors. Add ice before pouring the green tea. Stir well and enjoy with garnishings of mint and lime wedges.
Tip: Steeping green tea in boiling water scorches the tea leaves and makes them bitter. A good rule of thumb is to let boiled water stand for about 10 minutes before steeping your green tea.