Ginger Iced Tea with Honey

Ginger Iced Tea with Honey

Isn't a tall, cold glass of iced tea just so refreshing on a hot summer day? Ginger Iced Tea with Honey is simple to brew, makes enough to quench the thirst of you and several friends, and requires only a few ingredients. This is a perfect drink for a day spent on the beach or a night by the campfire.

Here at the Honey House, we think so! Ginger is delicious for you. The root can help with digestive issues like nausea and indigestion that often accompany overeating and motion sickness. Ginger is very spicy by itself; pairing it with our Eastern Shore Honey softens the flavors and sweetens up the spicy brew.

How to Make Honey and Ginger Tea

  • Pour 8 cups of boiling water into a heat-resistant pitcher. Add eight tea bags of honey and ginger.
  • Allow to steep for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and discard the ginger and tea bags and drink, or allow the tea to cool to room temperature.
  • If you desire iced tea, refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Serve over ice.
  • Garnish with fresh ginger slices, lemon slices or mint sprigs.

If you have an herb garden, put your plants to work by including them in this recipe. Add your favorite lemon herbs, such as lemon balm or lemon thyme, to the tea, or garnish with fresh lemon basil to up the ante! For more ideas on what works well with ginger, visit Produce made Simple.

Make it Special

A recipe is not perfect until you’ve added your touch. That’s why we encourage you to read the tea leaves and get to the root of the matter. Call your inner chef to come out and play and change up this recipe. Here are some ideas:

  • Freeze summer berries in ice cubes and drop them in your serving glasses.
  • Garnish with fresh lemon slices and a stalk of fresh lemongrass
  • Experiment with different tea blends with this recipe and offer your guests an iced tea bar
  • We added slices of orange and ginger to the final pitcher of iced tea