Adding fresh cucumber to limeade made with green tea makes a refreshing beverage with just the right balance of sweet and tart that is perfect for a warm summer afternoon.
2 English cucumbers
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (or Meyer lemon juice, if you prefer)
4 cups brewed green tea, cooled
3/4 cup sugar or sweetener of your choice
Ice, mint sprigs
Peel cucumbers and chop into 1 inch chunks.
Place 2 cups brewed green tea, half the cucumber pieces and sugar in a blender. Process until smooth. Strain mixture into pitcher and repeat with remaining cucumber, water and sugar.
Add lime (or lemon) juice to pitcher and whisk to blend. Serve immediately.
To serve, fill glasses with ice and pour limeade over. Garnish with lime slice and mint sprig, if desired.