Lemon Ginger Iced Tea

Summer is fast approaching and few things are as refreshing and thirst quenching as homemade lemon ginger tea. These days I make it every morning and keep it in the fridge for my in laws because when they come home from a walk they want to relax with a refreshing drink. Not only is it delicious and a great alternative to fizzy, calorie laden drinks or juices, it is really healthful.

 

 

 

Lemon Ginger Iced Tea

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

 

Ingredients

  • 4.5 cups water
  • 1.5" piece of fresh ginger root, grated or pound
  • 2 black tea bags (or green if you prefer)
  • honey/ sugar/stevia or brown rice syrup to taste
  • 7-8 lemon slices
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Lay lemon slices flat on a baking sheet in the freezer, until solid.
  2. In a saucepan bring water and ginger to boil. Reduce heat to where it sustains a gentle boil and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add tea bags and bring to boil on medium. Turn off the heat after 30-45 secs.
  4. Strain tea into a carafe/pitcher/kettle, discarding the solids.
  5. Stir in lemon juice and sweetener.
  6. Set aside to cool down to room temperature. Refrigerate until cold.
  7. Serve with frozen lemon wedges.

 

 

 

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