CUCUMBER PEPPERMINT Tea is my favorite Summer drink! This homemade cup of green tea includes cucumbers, peppermint, honey and a splash of lemon juice to make a healthy and fresh drink. You can drink it hot or iced. The health benefits of this tea are great so I love drinking it every morning!
In August we start to see the Summer harvest really start to shine. Tomatoes and peppers are picked by the basket, corn is starting to be made, watermelons grow a few on each vine and the cucumber plants are snaking through the beds. When we grew cucumbers on the roof in containers they would spread similar to pumpkin and watermelon plants, and now that we’re growing Upstate they continue to spread and become friends with the kale, cabbage and other nearby greens.
With our Summer cucumber harvest I usually rely on my Half Sour Pickles recipe and call it a wrap, but I decided to use some of our cucumbers to enjoy in this refreshing Summer friendly Cucumber Peppermint Tea! This tea uses 2 garden favorites, cucumbers and peppermint. Peppermint is a great herb that grows easily in gardens and in pots for smaller spaces. If you don’t have a garden space, no worries, you can grow it on a fire escape or windowsill just as good. Peppermint produces quickly so make sure to keep picking the leaves so the plant keeps growing! One easy way to use the plant is to drink 1 cup of this Cucumber Peppermint Tea every morning to start your day!