Lipton Iced Tea with Ginger Flavor

I can’t believe I am making iced tea at home when bottled iced tea is readily available in every store. As much as I like the convenience of bottled iced tea, the overly sweet but lacking tea flavor sugary drink had me thinking otherwise. The idea of a refreshing pitcher of iced tea made just the way I like it become a reality in less time than going to the store. Making iced tea is so easy, you can brew it light or strong, sugar or no sugar.

There is no need to explain how many benefits to drinking tea, everybody knows by now tea packs a lot of antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of having an ugly heart attack and lower the amount of bad cholesterol in your body. But that’s another subject.

Let me tell you, right now me and my homemade iced tea are best friends. Refreshing, full of tea flavor with a hint of fresh ginger’s aroma lingering in the background. No more bottled iced tea for me.

 

Lipton Iced Tea with Ginger Flavor

  • Servings: 4 to 5 | Recipe by Leslie at Soups Ahoy
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Lipton Iced Tea with Ginger Flavor

4 Lipton tea bags, 2 green tea bags, regular size
4 slices ginger, 1/2 cup regular white sugar
8 cups water, boiling in a pot or tea kettle

 

Add sugar, tea bags and ginger to boiling water, stir a few times. Wait until water boiling again, simmer for 2 minutes, cover the pot and remove from heat. Let it brew for 7 to 8 minutes, then take the tea bags and ginger out. Let it cool completely, pour into a pitcher, refrigerate for 5 hours. Add ice cubes and enjoy. It is really good.

Tips: It is my own preference to include green tea and ginger, you can make it the way you want. Use 2 tablespoons honey instead of 1/2 cup sugar if necessary.

 


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