Perfection in a glass, this light, refreshing blend of green tea and ginger is ideal for the dog days of summer.
Ginger Tea Punch
6 cupsfiltered water
6 bagsgreen tea
2 thumb-sized sectionsfresh ginger, peeled and sliced
6 sprigsfresh mint, rinsed and stemmed
2 tablespoonsfresh lemon juice
Splashclub soda, to taste
Wedgelemon, optional garnish
Sprigmint, optional garnish
Prep time:5 minutes
Total time:1 hour with refrigeration
Bring water to rapid boil in saucepan. Remove from heat. Add tea, ginger, honey, mint and lemon juice. Stir, cover and steep 5 minutes. Remove tea bags. Allow to cool about 20 minutes or until it reaches room temperature.
Strain contents into large pitcher. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Pour tea into glasses over ice. Top with club soda to taste.