How to Prepare a Green Tea Lemonade
If you are looking for a refreshing addition to your summer menu, no need to look further. Green tea transforms this classic lemonade, adding body and flavour. The cold steep keeps the bitterness away. Satisfaction guaranteed!
You will need :
- Small pot
- Measuring cup
- Teaspoon or scale
- Peeler or zester
- Tea filter or fine strainer
- Pitcher or container that holds two litres
Green Iced Tea
- 20 grams (8 teaspoons) of a Japanese green tea like the Sencha Nagashima, Gyokuro Shizuoka or Kukicha organic
- 1.8 litre of cold water (leaving 200ml of room for the upcoming concentrate)
In the pitcher, add the green tea and the water. Let steep in the refrigerator for 12 hours and filter.
Lemon or lime concentrate
- ½ cup (125ml) cane sugar
- ½ cup (125ml) water
- Zest and juice of a lemon or two limes
Rinse the citrus with cold water. Peel or grate the zest (avoid the white pith as it is bitter). In a small pot bring the water and the sugar to a boil over medium-high heat and stir to dissolve the sugar. Meanwhile, cut the citrus in two and press its juices. Once the sugar is dissolved, remove the pot from the heat and add the juice and zest. Let cool for 10 minutes, filter the mix.
This concentrate will keep in an air-tight container for 3 to 4 weeks in the refrigerator or can be frozen. You may want to double or triple this delicious recipe!
Add 200ml of the lemon concentrate below to the iced tea and mix well. Shake before serving. Decorate with a citrus slice. Once prepared, the lemonade will keep for 5 days in the refrigerator.
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