Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Food in Process: Mint ginger tea

There is no escape from it: leg hair removal! Yes, it took
awhile but summer finally (sorta) arrived here in Holland.
The weather forecast promise us the upcoming days
to weekend sunshine and temperature above 20°
degrees. Me and my white legs both agree: we can't let
this opportunity go. Vitamine D, here I come!

Also, its important to keep your body hydrated in the
summer so here a healthy drink recipe according to
my papa: mint ginger tea.
Buying mint leafs at the supermarket is pretty expensive
in Holland so I recommend you to plant your own mint
in your yard, its super easy c:

 Da Recipe: handful fresh mint leafs, atleast 2 slices of ginger, 500ml water, 1 tbsp. honey

The good thing about this recipe: you can either drink it hot ór cold! 


Kind of reminds me of a glass of mojito, no? 


Da Steps: 
1. Wash the fresh mint with water and let them drain in a strainer. 
2. Boil up the water in a deep pan with a lid. 
3. When water is boiled, add the slices of ginger. Let it boil for 1 hour. Yes 1 hour. 
4. Pour the water in a clean tea pot and let it rest for 5 minutes. You don't add the mint leafs straight away, otherwise      they will turn yellow and that's not good :c 
5. Add the mint leafs and let it soak up the flavor for another 5 minutes. 
6. Ready to serve in your tea cup + add a teaspoon of honey to your liking! Enjoy!

Good luck!

46 comments :

  1. Oh this looks pretty delicious!
    Thanks for this recipe about Ginger Mint Tea!
    xx

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  2. These are the moments where i think: why don't we have a back yard?! (T_T).
    So there is no other chance than go the expensive way to the supermarket (._.)°

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  3. that looks really lovely, i'll definitelly try that! xx

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  4. Looks delicious! :'D I'm going to try this when I pick up some mint the next time I go grocery shopping. c: Thank you for the review!

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  5. Haha, looks yummy ! Too bad I can't grow mint at my place, I live in an apartment and it'd probably be too windy ):
    I like the idea tho! Fresh and saves you the extra money !

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  7. Awww I love anything mint and ginger!
    Sounds really refreshing :)

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  8. I love tea! Have you tried sun tea? I've been sticking my tea out in the sun for the last week! :D

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  9. Looks so pretty and yummy. I already love the ingredients you used, so this tea is sure to taste awesome. I can't wait to try it, thanks for the recipe!

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  10. I'll definitely try it when I have mints!

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  11. Ohhh YUMMMY!! I love mint + ginger + tea.. why didn't I think of putting it all together?! Thanks for sharing this with us, Mei! xo

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  12. i love that you can drink it hot and cold.. i bet it's good for sore throat just coz of that ginger component!

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  13. That looks so lovely. I think I'll try it soon! Also, ugh, hot weather. I try to figure out ways to get away without shaving, but after I shave, I'm amazed at how smooth my legs are and it's worth it. ^^

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  14. Healthy and refreshing :)
    I think it's nice to drink that at my place where temperatures exceeds 30 degrees

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  15. That looks soooo good! I am tempted to grow some mint leaves now.... yum!

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  16. The tea looks so delicious! It's so true you need to stay hydrated, all year round but especially more in the summer. Water is good at keeping your body temperature down, too.

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  17. This looks delicious! I love minty tea. (: Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Dit lijkt me heel erg lekker! Toch nog en keertje mint laten groeien in onze tuin :D

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  19. I love mint! I can eat and drink everything with mint!
    Yuna

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  20. honestly, i hate teas, aside ice teas of course
    but as for this is seems like a healthy and refreshing drink indeed

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  21. Oh wow delicious! I need to try this one day :)

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  22. Ooo! As someone who likes teas, I am glad to stumble upon this recipe! Thanks! :D

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  24. This looks so good!! I am definitely going to have to try it! Thank you for sharing!

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  25. this looks absolutely delicious. with a bit of lemon it would be an awesome cold medecine.

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  26. loooks so goood and healthy
    yumm

    xoxo

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  27. yaaayyyy!!!! thank you for the recipe ...!!!!! I've always dreamed of making tea on my own! :D

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  28. Mm mint ginger tea would be so refreshing! Thanks for this recipe! :D

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  29. Thanks for your kind words on my last post!
    I love mint in drinks so much!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  30. By the way, I always let the paint dry for half a day to make sure it's completely dried!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  31. Looks very good! And I bet it tastes great too.

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  32. Ohe looks tasty, I have a bunch of mint growing in the garden, it just won't stop groowing (mint bragger)
    Will try to make this tea :)

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  34. that looks really refreshing! perfect for summer!

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  35. Definitely going to try! <3
    I love your photos ~
    xx Cherry Jade

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  36. Ah, natural remedies are the way to go! If I have spare time and a garden someday, maybe I'll give this a try x) you're so talented!


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  37. Tried it yesterday and loved it :) Thank you for the recipe :)

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