Let’s celebrate National Iced Tea month with a tall glass of chilled green tea with a twist. When you make your own ice tea it trumps anything you buy in a bottle; you control the sweetness and the additives. You can be as simple or experimental as you want. Just keep two things in mind when making iced tea, if your adding ice you will need to compensate for diluting the tea so brew it strong but not bitter.
Iced Green Tea with Watermelon and Rosemary Syrup
Brewed green tea (I used 12 oz of water to 2 tbsp of Genmaicha tea and brewed for 3 mins)
*Watermelon and green tea ice cubes
*1 tbsp Rosemary simple syrup (use more or less depending on desired sweetness)
Watermelon ice cubes are just 2 cups of cubed watermelon and ¼ cup of brewed green tea pureed into a liquid. Fill an ice cube tray and freeze.
For simple syrup mix equal parts water and sugar on a stove. Let cook just until the sugar is completely dissolved and remove from heat. Add a few springs of fresh rosemary and let seep for 3-4 hours or until you reach the rosemary flavor you want.