Lemon Ginger Iced Tea Recipe
So its SUMMER and its SIZZLING. What can you do with your Madura Lemon ginger teabags you have at home ? You better make use of them to cool your throat down.
In most states in the US, during summer, temperatures can range from 70 - 80 degrees Fahrenheit on some of the hottest days in summer. Summer starts from the end of June to the end of September in the Northern hemisphere.
Before temperatures drop in autumn, now is a fun time to explore your tea-making skills with the use of ice, a magical cooling agent you desperately need during the summer.
Iced Ginger Lemon Honey Recipe
- If you have 4 servings to make, use (5-6 teabags) per pitcher
- If you are making 1 serving, use (1 teabag) per glass
- 1 Glass (8 ounce is fine)
- Madura Lemon Ginger teabags
- Juice and zest of 1 lemon (optional)
- 1/2 cup honey
- fresh mint and lemon slices for garnish (optional)
You don't need the fresh lemon or lemon juice, this just adds more flavor if you are making a large pitcher for more than 2 servings.
Here we go:
- Boil water
- Add either your tea bag or loose tea of choice to a mug and fill it up with hot water.
- Allow the tea to steep so that the brew is on the strong side, and then remove tea bag or herbs.
- If you want to sweeten your tea, do it when the water is hot, so honey or sugar will dissolve chemically better.
- Fill a large glass 3/4 full or full of ice. I like mine around 3/4 full. I recommend filling it 3/4 full.
- Pour the hot, sweetened tea on top of the ice and give it a quick stir with a long spoon. Within a minute or two, much of the ice will have melted, leaving you with a glass of iced tea.
Lemon acts as an astringent, a throat soother and aids in weight loss. Lemon has been shown to aid in weight loss. A 2008 study showed that mice given lemon zest suppressed body weight gain over several weeks.
Ginger, also aids in digestion and boosts the immune system and is a great anti-inflammatory herb. Ginger aids people having problems with their respiratory tracts, controls their blood sugar levels and relieves tension cognitively.
Wow, so many benefits, and tastes SO good. So, go ahead and cool down with this amazing recipe !!
This article is written by Dawn Dorrity, Founder of Treebirdtea.com