Iced Lemon Ginger "Tea

Total Time:
2 hr 10 min
Prep:
2 hr
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
about 7 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • One (4-inch) piece fresh gingeroot
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Zest of 2 lemons, removed with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish:
  • Lemon slices
Directions
  • Peel gingeroot and cut crosswise into thin slices. In a medium saucepan boil water, gingerroot, honey, sugar, and zest, stirring, until sugar is dissolved. Remove pan from heat and steep "tea", covered, 45 minutes. Uncover tea and cool completely.

  • Remove gingeroot and zest with a slotted spoon and discard. Transfer tea to a pitcher and stir in lemon juice. Chill tea, covered, until cold and up to 2 days.

  • Serve tea over ice in tall glasses and garnish with lemon slices


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