This tea is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day…Today is a hot one here in Manhattan. This morning I made a pitcher of Iced Ginger n’ Dandelion Root Tea—such a refreshing way to start off a hot August morning!
I also made a tasty tray of Iced Ginger n’ Dandelion Root ice cubes…these are a flavorful way to add pizazz to any drink or cocktail!
My tea recipe is low in calories, high in flavor and easy to make. When I was growing up, we made iced tea with flavorful tea bags and let it sit in the sun for hours. This recipe is quite unique in that I add a touch of agave nectar, nutmeg, ginger, fresh strawberries and mint to the tea.
Dandelion tea is packed with vitamins A, C, D and B Complex as well as zinc, potassium, iron, manganese, choline, copper, calcium, silicon and boron. It is an agent for keeping optimum liver, kidney and gallbladder functions. Moreover, I recommend dandelion root tea to my clients to enhance detoxification as well as to relieve digestive disorders.
- 1 Tbsp. Fresh Ginger Root
- Handful of Fresh Mint Leaves
- 4 Organic Roasted Dandelion Root Tea Bags (let sit for 15 min)
- 2 Tbsp. Agave Nectar
- 10 Fresh Strawberries
- 1 Lime, sliced
- Dash of Nutmeg
- Handful of Ice cubes
- Boil 3 quarts of water in a tea kettle.
- Pour the hot water into a gallon pitcher and add nutmeg, lime, mint leaves, strawberries, agave nectar and ginger. Mix well.
- Let sit for at least 1 hour.
- Mix again and serve chilled over ice.
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Not sure what I think of putting ginger in iced tea… normally that’s more of a hot tea thing, isn’t it? I’m intrigued now though, I’ll definitely have to give this a try.
Hi John, We love ginger in hot or cold tea. Let us know what your think.
Sounds yummy! How long do you leave the tea bags in? How long does this last in the fridge- overnight?
I leave the tea bags in for 3-4 minutes and put it in the fridge for at least 3 hours!!
My husband has been making iced tea all summer – but this recipe looks awesome! Might have to incorporate these ingredients into his next batch!
I hope you enjoy the recipe…it’s quite delish…the strawberries add the perfect touch of flavor…glad you had an enjoyable vacation….let me know how you like the tea!!