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Mermaid Mint Iced Tea

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This Mermaid Mint Iced Tea is perfect for a hot summer day, or anytime you need a little stress relief!
With this tea being anti inflammatory, anti ageing, and immunity boosting- this is a beauty elixir you can’t live without.
Dreamy, Refreshing, and Anti Inflammatory

A glass of mermaid mint iced tea on a table with jars of herbs behind.

Health Benefits of this tea

This Mermaid Mint Iced tea is packed with health benefits and ways you can customize your tea for your desired effect.

Peppermint

Peppermint tea has many health benefits besides it’s refreshing taste.
It can help relieve headaches, ease an upset stomach, soothe menstrual cramps, and it can help open your sinuses. It can also help boost your energy!
This herb is non caffeinated- and easy to grow. It is a perennial herb, meaning you only need to plant it once and it’ll come back year after year. If you are growing herbs at home you’ll notice that many perinuall herbs are of the mint family.

Bee Balm

Bee balm (aka Bergamot), lavender, hyssop, catmint, ect are all of the mint family. They can be swapped out with the peppermint. All of these herbs are all also medicinal with different properties. What they all have in common is they are all anti inflammatory, all ease an upset stomach, and all can help ease a head ache.
Bee Balm will have a more herbal flavor like an oregano, the flowers will be sweet. It is great for digestion and helps prevent infection.

bee balm

Lavender

The lavender will have a stronger floral and astringent like smell and flavor. It has been proven to help treat symptoms of anxiety, depression, help you sleep faster and deeper, and help you relax overall.

Hyssop

The hyssop will be more like a herbal, liquorous flavor. It is anti inflammatory and helps aid in congestion. I love growing it for the beautiful flowers and the flavor of the tasty leaves and flowers.

Catmint

The catmint is like a subtle peppermint that is more herbal in flavor. It will be more sedative, relaxing, and help you fall asleep, where peppermint will energize you. You can learn more about which herbs to use for what effect here.

Butterfly Pea Flower


Butterfly Pea Flowers are high in anthocyanins, which are also found in blueberries, cherries, and cabbage. It’s a powerful anti oxidant that helps slow down aging. It is great for your skin and overall cell regeneration.

Lemon Balm


The Lemon Balm in this tea is another powerhouse that is full of amazing health properties. It will help you reduce stress and anxiety, help relieve headaches, and help with an upset stomach.


This is a great tea to help you feel happy and healthy- did I mention that is it super refreshing?!

Customizations

If you add some lemon juice to this tea it will turn hot pink! Butterfly Pea Flowers are a fun tea that changes color if you adjust the acidity- give it a try!
You’ll notice that I listed you can use your choice of sweetener. I prefer to use raw cane sugar for this tea due to it’s neutral flavor, however agave would also work well. Light maple syrup is another good option. However, try not to use dark maple syrup as the strong maple flavor doesn’t pair well with mint.
I would also advise you not to use honey. Buying honey is harmful to native bees since honey bees create competition. Most honey bees that bee keepers use are imported from Europe and are harmful to your local, native bees.
Help support our bees and environment by skipping on the honey!

A glass of iced tea

Mermaid Mint Iced Tea

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CourseAmerican
CuisineDrink
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Servings1 servings
Calories5kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Butterfly Pea Flower
  • 1 tsp Peppermint
  • 1 tsp Lemon Balm
  • 2 tsp Sugar/Agave/Light Maple Syrup
  • 2 cups Boiling Water

Instructions

  • Mix your herbs together and place in a tea strainer
  • Add boiling water and let soak for 8 minutes
  • Strain Tea and add your desired amount of sweetener
  • Put in fridge until desired coolness (3-4 hours, or overnight) and add ice

Nutrition

Calories: 5kcal

Try this tea with my summer favorite recipe- Kentucky Fried Hen of the Woods!

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By on July 22nd, 2020

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I'm a long term vegan since 2007 who loves to cook and forage!
In my free time I nerd out over vegan cooking books and watching cooking competitions- if I'm not in the kitchen recipe testing. On my weekends I'm out foraging and hiking with my two dogs. I'm work as a photographer and starting food blogging in 2020!

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