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turmeric iced tea

Iced Green Tea with Turmeric and Mint

Refresh on a hot day with a lightly sweetened, antioxidant-rich glass of tea. 
Course Drinks
Keyword turmeric
Servings 6 cups
Author Robin Asbell


  • 1 large lemon zest pared, juiced
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/4 cup palm sugar or other sweetener
  • 4 slices fresh turmeric
  • 1 inch fresh ginger thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk lemongrass split lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 6 green teabags or 2 tbs tea leaves
  • 2 handfuls fresh mint sprigs for tea and garnishes


  • Pare the zest in a long strip, and juice the lemon. Place zest (not juice yet) in a large pot with the water, palm sugar, turmeric, lemongrass, ginger and peppercorns. Bring to a boil, reduce and simmer for 5, then take off the heat. Add tea and mint and steep for 4 min. Strain into a large pitcher, stir in lemon juice, and let cool completely before chilling.