Lemon Iced Tea or Lemon Ginger Iced Tea is a great reliever for all tea lovers in summers. In hot and humid summers we crave for cool and cold beverages than that of hot beverages like tea or coffee. So the best option is cold version of them like cold coffee and iced tea.
This is basic iced tea. You can make flavoured iced tea using different fruit pulp and syrup.
Such drinks are lifesavers in hot summers. This is most refreshingly sweet and tangy drink to cool down our system and beat the heat. I love simple lemon iced tea and flavoured iced teas as well.
For sweetness you can prepare simple syrup using sugar or with honey. Similarly you can use flavoured tea bags or green tea bags to make iced tea drinks.
Normally I use flavoured syrups and regular tea bag and lemon syrup. Also read my mango iced tea recipe.
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Such drinks are not only refreshing and cooling to sooth our senses in hot summers but also these are healthy ones (especially when you use honey for sweetness). All ingredients (ginger, lemon, honey, green tea) have different medicinal properties.
How to make lemon ginger iced tea?
First you need to grate ginger and boil it in 6 – 8 cups water for 2 – 3 minutes. Then turn off heat and allow it to cool for some time. Now add tea bags and sweet syrup (honey or sugar syrup). Stir well.
Now remove tea bags once it’s infused well. Strain out the ginger using a tea strainer. Now add lemon juice and cool it completely.
Refrigerate for 2 hours and serve chilled with some more ice cubes, mint leaves and lemon wedges.
Recipe card for Lemon Ginger Iced Tea
Lemon Ginger Iced Tea
- 6 cup water
- 3 teabags
- 1 inch ginger grated
- 4 tbsp honey/ maple syrup/ simple syrup
- 1 lemon (+1 for garnish)
- 8 – 10 mint leaves
- Heat water in a saucepan and bring it to boil.
- Add grated ginger and boil for 2 – 3 minutes.
- Turn off heat and allow it to cool slightly.
- Once this is little cool, steep in the tea bags, let it infuse for 5 minutes.Then remove the tea bags and add sweetener (syrup) and squeeze out lemon juice.
- Give it a nice stir and let it cool completely.
- Strain out grated ginger using a tea strainer.
- Refrigerate and cool it completely.
- Serve chilled with some ice cubes, lemon wedges and some mint leaves.
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