I love ginger.
I also have a tendency to add about 2-3x more than I should to any recipe that calls for it – Which (admittedly) isn’t always a good thing since using a little bit of this spice usually goes a long way …
So when I spotted this ginger iced tea recipe, which actually gives you permission to use an entire half cup (!) of fresh ginger, I knew I had to give it a try.
After giving the recipe a few tweaks, I brewed my own batch and was super happy with the results!
Sweet, spicy and cool – I promise, this is the most refreshing drink you will sip on this summer …
Ingredients: (makes about 9 cups)
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh ginger
- 5-6 black tea bags (I recommend Darjeeling)
- 1 cup sugar (reduce this if you prefer your tea less sweetened)
- water (about 9 cups total)
- ice cubes
- Combine 1 cup water with sugar in a saucepan. Stir over high heat until sugar dissolves.
- Remove sugar mixture from burner and add chopped fresh ginger. Steep ginger for at least 10 minutes or until syrup cools to room temperature.
- Meanwhile, bring 8 cups water to a boil. Once boiling, transfer water to a large pitcher containing the tea bags. Stir and allow tea to steep for 5-6 minutes, then remove tea bags.
- Strain ginger from sugar mixture and combine the ginger-sugar syrup with the tea in the large pitcher.
- Stir to combine and place tea in the fridge for a few hours until cool.
- Serve over ice and enjoy!