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Ginger Tea Punch

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Ginger Tea Punch

Perfection in a glass, this light, refreshing blend of green tea and ginger is ideal for the dog days of summer.
 
Ginger Tea Punch

Ingredients

  • 6 cups filtered water
  • 6 bags green tea
  • 2 thumb-sized sections fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 6 sprigs fresh mint, rinsed and stemmed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Handful ice cubes
  • Splash club soda, to taste
  • Wedge lemon, optional garnish
  • Sprig mint, optional garnish
Time estimates

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Total time: 1 hour with refrigeration 

Cooking directions

  1. 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.
  2. Strain contents into large pitcher. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  3. Pour tea into glasses over ice. Top with club soda to taste.

Yield: Makes 6-8 drinks