Sunday, February 19, 2012

Apple-Ginger infused Iced Tea

This is a wonderful, fresh homemade iced tea recipe with just a subtle hint of ginger. It's excellent for warm, summer days or for something that you want to keep in the fridge all-year-round.

  • 2 Granny Smith apples, washed and chopped
  • 3 pieces of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 8 regular tea bags (I used Red Rose)
  • 1/3 cup white sugar (to taste)
  • Water

Using a pitcher of water, fill it up halfway then pour that amount of water into a saucepan. Bring it to a boil then turn off the heat and add the ginger, apples and tea. Let steep for 30 minutes.

 Pour the iced tea water back into the pitcher through a sieve to catch all of the solids.

Add cold water to the pitcher and stir. Add the sugar to the desired amount. I started with 1/3 cup then added a pinch more but you can add more or less depending on your taste. I used white so that it wouldn't affect the flavor of the tea (I usually go for brown but I wanted something that was just sweet).

Stir then store in the fridge until chilled. Serve over ice.

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