What-a-melon Iced Green Tea

(I have to admit, I laugh inwardly every time I walk by the “What-A-Melon” brand watermelons in the supermarket lately. It’s a bad pun, yet I can dig it.)

Our Organic Tamayokucha green tea gets a major overhaul with this watermelon green iced tea.

We all have watermelon memories to go with summer right? I mean, nobody is standing around in December, wishing they could get a slice of watermelon with their glass of eggnog. Your enduring memories of watermelon may involve seed spitting contests, backyard barbecues, one of those sherbet-based ice cream cakes that was shaped like a watermelon, even “Dirty Dancing” and the hunk that was Patrick Swayze in high-waisted black pants and an unbuttoned white shirt (“I carried a watermelon”).

All good stuff. So with that in mind, I’m hoping you’ll consider getting out the blender for this drink that has all the juicy innocence of a summer’s worth of watermelon in it, plus a dose of Organic Tamayokucha green tea and lime juice to brighten things up. As I’ve said before, I do think it’s entirely worthwhile to experiment with alcohol in this drink. That’s how you get from here to watermelon margaritas. And I know some of you were thinking about watermelons soaked in vodka when I mentioned all those memories, right?

Watermelon Green Iced Tea

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups seedless watermelon flesh, cubed
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 3 sachets of Organic Tamayokucha green tea from two leaves tea company
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Sugar to taste

Directions:

  1. Place the watermelon cubes in a blender or food processor, and blend until pureed. (If you would like this drink to be a little less pulpy and smoothie-like, you might consider using a strainer to completely rid the watermelon juice of any chunks.)
  2. In a heat-proof pitcher, add the green tea to the hot water and allow to steep for 5 minutes then disgard the sachets. Allow the tea to cool to room temperature before adding the watermelon puree, lime juice, and sugar.
  3. Serve immediately over ice.
  4. Pat yourself on the back. You just created a brand new watermelon memory for summer.

Did you try our last fruity iced tea recipe: Blueberry Mint Iced Tea? Which of these two recipes did you like better?

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