Thursday, July 19, 2012

Iced Ginger Lemon Tea

There are just sometimes where I want something spicy to drink in hot weather, without it having to be a boiling hot tea. Additionally I've been wanting to become healthier. Drinking coffee can be a bit too much and black teas can be tiresome. So I started to look up different recipes and made this. Ginger tea is just so perfect and it is quite refreshing. It has quite a bite and is a perfect way to start off your day for work or what have you. Ginger is very good for people with high blood pressure and gives you quite a bit of energy. Please do not drink this at night if you want to fall asleep easier.

1 tbs Honey/Sugar
1 tbs Lemon juice
Ice cubes

Ginger tea
  • Peel using potato peeler or spoon
  • chopped up and maybe even a bit mashed, then transfer into pot of water
  • boiled for a couple of hours, sift/filter out the ginger, and the tea put into the fridge
Step 1 - Into a nice tall glass, put 1/2 of it filled with ginger tea, 1 tbs of lemon juice, 1 tbs of honey, 1/4 of water, and mix well. (I personally like to use a shaker. I noticed that there are certain drinks that were made to be shaken like iced teas, for example)

Step 2 - Add several ice cubes to fill the glass up. The intention was for the drink to be strong so if you want it toned down, you can add more lemon juice and water. I love a really strong bite.

  • Lemon slices and/or mint leaves 
  • You can also add a few drops of vanilla. (Highly recommended)

If you want to go a little further....

You can make plain ginger tea, ginger and honey tea marmalade in jar for yourself and/or as a great gift during winter or for someone who is sick with a cold/flu. (I'm totally doing this starting in fall)

Ginger tea hot or cold video by Maangchi

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