Citrus-honey green tea

    10 min

    I try to drink green tea on a daily basis. I came up with this recipe to make it more interesting. You can use freshly squeezed orange juice instead of grapefruit juice.

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    Serves: 1 

    • 1 (5cm) piece lemon zest, cut into thin slivers
    • 2 teaspoons boiling water
    • 2 teaspoons green tea powder
    • 180ml hot water
    • 125ml freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
    • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon honey

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Put lemon zest into a large cup or mug. Cover with 2 teaspoons boiling water and let steep for about 3 minutes. Stir in the green tea powder and hot water. Add the grapefruit juice, lemon juice and honey. Mix well and serve.

    Green tea powder

    You can find green tea powder (macha) in some Asian or Chinese shops, or online. If you're unable to find it, brew green tea in the 180ml water that is called for in the recipe before combining with other ingredients.

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    Very good. Tart but good. I did double the honey because I like a sweet tea (still came out a bit tangy!). Also I put some looseleaf green tea in my tea ball along with some grated lemon zest, since that's all I had, and steeped that together before adding all the other ingredients. Good way to get your vitamin C, that's for sure!  -  22 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    A friend had given my some green tea powder a while back to try and never knew what to do with it until now. Thank goodness for this recipe, two-fold. I'm suffering from spring allergies so my throat is a mess. I brewed up this tea and sat inhaling the steam and drinking it down. I feel MUCH better. This tea is so wonderful. Very flavorful and the citrus combination is in-sane. Thank you for sharing this recipe.  -  23 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is great for soothing a tickly/sore throat. I make it with green tea bags and oj. Thanks!  -  03 Oct 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)