24 August, 2016
Lemon Ginger Tummy Tea (Iced!)Posted in : easy, ginger, iced tea, lemon, tea, Uncategorized on by : Jeanette Schramm
Hello everyone! This week’s recipe is a simple one. I’ve been having some issues with an upset stomach lately, so I decided to put my knowledge of herbal remedies to the test and brew up something good.
As I’m sure some of my more regular readers are aware, I’m a fiend for tea. It’s my lifeblood. When I get a paper cut, I bleed Earl Grey.
For a few years now, I’ve been trying to perfect my homemade iced tea recipe (I think I finally have it, too). I figured out how to make a flavorful, not too sweet, not at all bitter berry iced tea. Depending on how popular this tea post is, I might put up another one down the road with a few home brews on it.
This one is easy to make, so long as you can heat water. One of the keys I’ve really found to making good tea is to not make the water too hot (and to not stir the teabags). Another key is to leave bags of flavored tea in the pitcher.
Bearing those things in mind, let’s check out this tea, which has helped settle my feisty, fussy stomach.
1/2 pouch instant ginger honey crystals*
1/4 cup honey (or more to taste, depending on your preference)
2 bags lemon tea (my preference is Celestial Seasonings Lemon Zinger, which is tart)
2 bags black tea
2 L (about 8 1/2 cups) water
In a medium saucepan, heat the water until it’s just beginning to simmer (small bubbles are forming on the bottom of the pan — NOT boiling). Add in the honey and stir gently until the honey is dissolved. Add in your half pouch of ginger crystals and stir, again, until the crystals are dissolved (they will foam a little bit as they dissolve).
Remove the pot from the heat and add in the two lemon teabags, giving the water around them a gentle swirl to get the bags wet, if need be.
Let the lemon teabags steep for a minute or two before adding in the black tea bags.
Let everything steep until the water in the pot has cooled to room temperature. Remove the black tea bags and discard them. Pour the tea, including the lemon tea bags, into your pitcher and place in the fridge.
Serve chilled or over ice, and enjoy (you can heat it and enjoy it warm, too, if you’d rather).