Ginger Ice Tea

Ingwer - Eistee

Living a rather healthy lifestyle these days, I was still searching for the perfect beverage. My beloved glass of red wine in the evening is long history and is only remembered when I look at my collection of wine glasses I once thought I could not live without.

I needed to find something to drink in the evening.

During the day, I drink more water than a camel in the dessert, even go occasionally overboard when I buy the Italian sparkling Pellegrino bottles, and on a wild day I even add some cucumbers or fruits to it. Still…something was missing and then I found it.

Ginger Ice Tea

Ingredients

2 Lemons (Juice and zest)
1 Ginger piece -thumb size
1 Bag black tea -any kind your like
1 fresh mint
2 TBS sugar (Honey or any other sweetness you can’t live without)
6 cubs Water

What do do with it:

The recipe is partly from my grandmother Marie, it seems I inherited her love for ginger after all.

First I make the tea so that it can cool down. No mystery here, I put a bag of tea in hot water, let it steep for 3 – 5 minutes, remove the bag – done. I sweeten the tea with local honey (our personal preference) but sugar is fine too -or any other kind of sweetener. Without ‘sweetness’ it’s too sour.

Then take the ginger and grate it. I always take a square grinder and put it on a plate. It has a good stand and the plate catches the root pulp and juice. I put in a container then I squeeze out the lemon juice and pour it in. I pluck the mint (if you like it more civil you can cut it, I just like to pluck) and add it to the lemon juice.

I fill all of this with water (cold from the tap) so that the aromas can dissolve (about 2 cups). After half an hour I sieve the lemon-mint-ginger mixture into a juice carafe, and press everything through a sieve so that nothing goes wrong with the wonderful aroma. I add the black tea and fill it up with cold water until the carafe is full .

Before serving, I add the ice cubes.

Note: I tried it with sliced Ginger, it didn’t taste the same! The time grading the ginger is worth it.

Ingwer - Eistee

8 thoughts on “Ginger Ice Tea

  1. This sounds really delicious. I’m not sure if I’d do okay with the caffeine at night, but I could enjoy it during the day, certainly! I love ginger and mint, so this is very tempting!

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