Lemon-Ginger Iced Tea
Spruce up your day with a delicious cup of refreshing lemon-ginger iced tea. It’s easy to make and it’s good for you – in addition to the antioxidants in the green tea, it contains a dose of Vitamin C from the lemons and orange and anti-inflammatory goodness from the ginger.
• 1 cup (4 ounces) blueberries, rinsed
• water for the ice cube trays, plus 8 cups water, divided
• 1/2 cup raw honey
• 1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh ginger
• 6 green tea bags or 3 tsp of matcha tea
• 2 lemons, juiced (about 1/2 cup)
• 1 orange, juiced (about 1/2 cup)
• 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
• lemon slices
• mint sprigs, for garnish
Place about 4 berries in each compartment of an ice cube tray, 6 hours before serving iced tea. Fill with water and freeze.
Place honey, 2 cups water and ginger in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add tea bags. Let mixture steep for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour, then strain out solids.
In a pitcher combine strained liquid with 6 cups of water and lemon juice. Chill in refrigerator.
To serve, place ice cubes in a tall glass and pour iced tea over cubes. Garnish with lemon slices and mint sprigs.
Makes 6 servings.