Honey Citrus Mint Tea
Experience the exquisite fusion of flavors in our Honey Citrus Mint Tea, carefully crafted to offer both a comforting and revitalizing sensation, whether served hot or iced!
Honey Citrus Mint Tea: The Starbucks Copycat
There’s nothing quite like a hot cup of tea to soothe the soul, and this honey citrus mint tea is no exception!
Reminiscent of a popular Starbucks recipe, this homemade version is the perfect way to enjoy a delicious and comforting drink without leaving home. Infused with the bright, refreshing flavors of fresh mint with citrusy notes and sweetened with a touch of honey, this tea is the perfect pick-me-up!
This delicious blend of flavors also has powerful medicinal effects, perfect for soothing sore throats and colds. So whether you’re feeling under the weather or just need a bit of comfort, this tea is sure to hit the spot. For a cozy combo, try pairing it with our sweet Apple Cinnamon Bread or savory Butternut Squash Soup!
Why You Will Love This Honey Citrus Mint Tea Recipe
- It’s a refreshing and delicious way to warm up on chilly days. The combination of warm tea and bright citrus flavors will make you feel cozy and refreshed all at once.
- It’s a great way to get your daily dose of vitamin C, which is important for supporting your immune system and keeping you healthy!
- It’s a soothing drink for sore throats and other cold symptoms. The warmth of the tea and the soothing properties of the mint and honey can help alleviate discomfort and help you feel better faster.
- It’s a simple, cheap, and easy recipe to make at home, which means you can enjoy your Starbucks copycat drink whenever you want!
How to Make Perfect Honey Citrus Mint Tea
Choose high-quality tea: While you can certainly use any peach and green citrus tea for this recipe, we recommend using the Teavana Jade Citrus Mint green tea and Peach Tranquility® herbal tea that Starbucks uses for the best flavor and medicinal benefits.
Pick a high-quality honey: Honey is an essential ingredient in this tea, not just for sweetness but also for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties! Opt for high-quality, organic honey to get the most out of its health benefits.
Customize the lemon flavor: The recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, but feel free to add more or less depending on your preference. Lemon juice is an excellent source of vitamin C and adds a tangy freshness to the tea!
Add a touch of mint: If you’re a mint lover, go ahead and throw in a handful of fresh mint leaves to the tea and muddle them gently to release their flavor. It will elevate the freshness and complexity of the drink.
Enjoy cold or hot: While this honey citrus mint tea recipe is typically served hot, it can also be enjoyed over ice for a refreshing cold version. Just add a cup of ice to a glass and pour the prepared tea over it for a chilled and revitalizing drink!
Honey Citrus Mint Tea Key Ingredients and Substitutions
Honey: If you want to try a different sweetener, maple syrup has a rich and distinct flavor that can provide sweetness similar to honey! Agave nectar, on the other hand, has more of a mild taste. If you’re looking for something a bit healthier, coconut nectar is known for its low glycemic index!
Herbal Peach Tea: You can easily switch up the flavors in this delicious drink by using different herbal teas. For example, chamomile tea has a calming and floral flavor, whereas hibiscus tea is known for its vibrant color and tangy taste!
Citrus Mint Tea: To mimic the citrusy flavor and minimize the mint, you can infuse green tea with fresh citrus zest, such as lemon or orange! You can also mix lemongrass tea with spearmint leaves for a different flavor profile!
Lemon Juice: If you don’t have lemon juice on hand, lime juice offers a similarly tart and tangy flavor! To try something different, use apple cider vinegar! Its fruity undertones can add a hint of sweetness along with the desired tanginess.
Frequently Asked Questions about Honey Citrus Mint Tea
Can I make this tea ahead of time?
Yes, you can make a batch of this tea ahead of time and store it in the fridge! Just be sure to reheat it before serving if you prefer it hot.
Can I make this tea without honey?
You can make this tea without honey, but it will not have the same sweetness and health benefits. If you prefer, you can try using a natural sweetener like maple syrup or agave nectar instead!
Is this tea caffeine-free?
The Peach Tranquility herbal tea used in this recipe is caffeine-free, but the Teavana Jade Citrus Mint green tea does contain caffeine. If you’d like a caffeine free version, try an herbal alternative!
Can I add milk or cream to this tea?
While it’s not traditional to add milk or cream to honey citrus mint tea, you can certainly experiment with it to see if you enjoy the added richness and creaminess.
Honey Citrus Mint Tea
- 1 bag peach herbal tea
- 1 bag citrus mint tea
- 1 cup hot water or as needed to fill your cup
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tsp honey
- Prepare this medicinal tea by adding both tea bags into a cup. Then fill it with hot water and lemon juice. Let it sit for five minutes, covered.
- Sweeten with 2 tsp of honey, and enjoy!
- To make this copycat Starbucks recipe, you’ll need the Teavana Jade Citrus Mint green tea and the Peach Tranquility® herbal tea. You can replace those with other peach and green citrus tea if desired.
- Use high-quality honey for medicinal benefits, as industrialized options usually include added sugar.
- Increase the amount of lemon juice to taste.
- You can also enjoy this tea in the cold version. Add a cup of ice to a glass and pour previously prepared tea into it.
- Optional for mint lovers: add in a handful of fresh mint leaves and muddle them gently to release their flavor.