Green Tea Lemonade
it's been hot and sunny in Vancouver- and you know what that means, beach weather! (Or will be, once I'm not in class every day). When it's hot out, I need something cool in the afternoon.... and sometimes I want something a little lighter than iced lattes. The shaken green tea lemonade at Starbucks has always been one of my favorites in the summer so this year I decided to try and replicate it. The result? A light, thirst-quenching drink that's perfect for bringing to the beach or for an afternoon pick-me-up. Three ingredients (four if you count water), it's just too easy. I like to make the tea the night before and let it cool overnight, then add the lemon and honey in the morning so I don't have to wait.
2 green tea bags (I like to use Yogi Tea Green Kombucha)
2-3 tbsp honey or sweetener of choice
In a large teapot, pour 2-3 cups of boiling water over teabags. Let steep for 5-10 minutes, then remove teabags and let cool. Once cool, add juice of 2 lemons and honey, to taste. Stir or shake well to combine, then store in the fridge until chilled. Serve over ice.