Recipe: Mint & Ginger Iced Tea

While I was working on my Healthy Drinks Guide (which is all yours if you pop yourself on the newsletter list!) I realised I hadn’t shared any recipes for drinks for quite a while, so it’s time to rectify that with this Mint & Ginger Iced Tea!

Despite being a cold drink this iced tea is a great winter drink as the combination of ginger and mint means it is refreshing but warming, and it’s a perfect way to help boost your immune system and stave off those nasty winter lurgies. Plus, now that the sun has started shining again drinking cold drinks doesn’t seem so unappealing anymore!

Mint & Ginger Iced Tea

Best of all it is super simple to whip up! So here goes!

Ingredients List

  • 125g fresh ginger
  • 6 bags of mint tea (or 6tbs loose tea)
  • 8 cups boiling water
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 2tbs honey (or other sweetener)
  • Fresh mint leaves

Steps

  1. Peel the ginger and smash it open (I used a rolling pin, but a meat tenderiser would work well too)
  2. Combine the ginger, mint tea, boiling water and lemon zest in a saucepan and leave to steep for 10 minutes
  3. Strain and stir in the honey, then leave to cool to room temperature
  4. Serve over ice with slightly crushed fresh mint leaves
  5. Enjoy!

Mint & Ginger Iced Tea

I don’t like it too sweet so feel free to add more honey if you’d like. It’s a really nice alternative when you’re after something refreshing & water just isn’t going to cut it anymore. I drink a lot of peppermint tea in the winter, so it’s also nice to have an alternative to that as well! I used peppermint tea as that’s what I have at home, but a combination of peppermint and spearmint would be delicious as well.

Mint & Ginger Iced Tea

What’s your favourite winter drink?

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4 Comments on Recipe: Mint & Ginger Iced Tea

  1. Amber Rhodes
    August 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm (6 years ago)

    Great recipe. I’ve heard that ginger is good for osteoarthritis, which I have recently found out that I have in my back. Might give this a go!
    Amber Rhodes recently posted…It’s A Jolly Thing

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      August 29, 2014 at 7:37 pm (6 years ago)

      Thanks Amber, I hope you like it! Let me know what you think!

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  2. Ingrid
    August 29, 2014 at 8:00 am (6 years ago)

    This looks so good Liz. I look forward to one day when we can drink it together 🙂

    In the mean time I’ll try and make this on my own X
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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      August 29, 2014 at 7:38 pm (6 years ago)

      One day it will happen lovely!

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