Ginger Lemon Iced Tea
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Ginger Lemon Iced Tea

Ginger Lemon Iced Tea - so so refreshing! With the sour lemon, strong ginger and paired with a little bit of mint, it's Summer in a glass.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast & Lunch, Chocolate & Tea, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 glasses


  • 1 liter boiled water 4 cups
  • 4 black tea bags e.g. Earl Grey
  • 2 sprigs mint
  • 1 tbsp ginger grated
  • 1 zest of one lemon
  • 1 juice of one lemon
  • 4 tbsp honey or to taste


  • Boil 1 liter of water and pour into a heat resistant mug, add in 4 bags of black tea.
  • Add in the zest* of one lemon, grate a knob of ginger and add two sprigs of mint. Muddle it a bit to release the juices. If you don't want such a strong ginger flavor, just don't grate it and slice it instead.
  • When lukewarm - add in honey and juice of one lemon. Remove the tea bags. Stir and give it a taste. Adjust amount of honey to your own liking.**
  • Run the iced tea through a sift to remove all zest and ginger pieces. Set in the refrigerator until it's cold. Serve with lemon slices, mint sprigs and ice cubes.


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Author: Stine Mari from Ginger with Spice
* If you add in the whole zest including the white rind, it will taste bitter. If bitter is your thing, go ahead! If not, I'd zest it.
** It's more difficult to adjust the sweet level after it's cold, because the honey won't dissolve. You can add in simple syrup once it's cold, if it's still not sweet enough, or if one person wants it sweeter they can just add simple syrup to their glass!