Green Tea


Coffee House Express offers a variety of brands and flavors of some of the best green tea on the market. You also find Lipton Tea, Organic Tea and Tazo Tea, all provided in our large selection of products.

But for the adventurous green tea enthusiast, here are a few homemade recipes to try on your own.



Iced Green Tea

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups green tea (chilled)
  • 2 cups white grape juice (chilled)
  • 6 tablespoons of squeezed lime juice
  • Ice Cubes
  • Sugar if you prefer it, but this is optional and up to your taste

Directions:

  1. Pour the green tea, white grape juice, and lime juice into a container. Stir well and add sugar if you'd like.
  2. Put some ice cubes in a glass, and pour in the mixture of green tea, white grape juice, and lime juice. If you like garnishes, feel free to add some lime wedges to your drink.

Peachy Iced Green Tea

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups Brewed Green Tea
  • Can of organic sliced peaches (or 1 real peach sliced)

Directions:

  1. Brew 6 cups of green tea by adding 6 tea bags of green tea (or 6 teaspoons if you are using leaves) and steep in 6 cups of water for about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the tea bags or leaves, depending on what you were using.
  3. After making the hot green tea, pour it into a pitcher and add the peaches. Chill for a few hours, and enjoy!

Ginger Iced Green Tea

Ingredients:

  • 12 cups water
  • 1/4 cup sugar (but I suggest replacing sugar with honey)
  • 3 inches fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 12-16 green tea bags
  • Strawberries
  • Limes (quartered)
  • Orange peel strips
  • Ice Cubes

Note: As you will see, the strawberries, limes and oranges are for decorating purposes. You can use as much or little as you'd like.

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan combine water, sugar, and ginger. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes and remove from heat. Then add the tea bags, let stand covered for 3 minutes. Remove the tea bags, then strain and discard the ginger.
  2. Put your tea into a 1 gallon pitcher or punch bowl. Cover, and let cool for about an hour. I would suggest letting it chill for a little longer however, just to make sure you are drinking "iced tea" and not "kind of cold" tea. I would suggest at least 6 hours, but preferably at least 12.
  3. Meanwhile, alternate your strawberries, lime quarters, and orange peel strips on a 12 inch wooden skewer. Place this inside your pitcher or bowl for decoration. You'll also get a small amount of flavor from the fruits as well.
  4. When everything is ready, pour your iced tea over ice cubes and enjoy!

This makes about 12, 8oz. servings