Isn’t a tall, cold glass of iced tea just sooo refreshing on a hot summer day?
Here at the Honey House, we think so! This Honey and Ginger Iced Tea is simple to brew and makes enough to quench the thirst of you and several friends and requires only a few ingredients. This is a perfect drink to make for a day spent on the beach or a night by the campfire.
Ginger is delicious and good for you. The root can help with digestive issues like nausea and indigestion that often come with overeating and motion sickness (which can be issues for you if you spend any time on the water during the summer months). Ginger is very pungent by itself, pairing it with our Eastern Shore Honey softens the flavors and sweetens up the brew.
If you have an herb garden, put your plants to work by including them in this recipe. Add your favorite lemon herbs such as lemon balm or lemon thyme to the tea, or garnish with fresh lemon basil to up the ante! For more ideas on what works well with ginger, visit Produce made Simple.
Adapting our Honey and Ginger Iced Tea
You know, a recipe is not truly perfect until you’ve added your own touch to it. That’s why we encourage you to read the tea leaves and get to the root of the matter. Call to your inner chef come out and play and change up this recipe. Here are some ideas:
- Freeze summer berries in ice cubes and drop in your serving glasses
- Garnish with fresh lemon slices and a slice of fresh lemon grass
- Experiment with different tea blends with this recipe and offer your guests an iced tea bar
- We added slices of orange and ginger to the final pitcher of iced tea
If you decide to try this project, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!
Honey and Ginger Iced Tea
- 8 c boiling water
- 8 bags red rooibos tea
- 1/3 c Waxing Kara Honey
- 2 tsp. ginger freshly grated
Pour 8 cups of boiling water into a heat-resistant pitcher. Add 8 tea bags honey and ginger. Allow to steep 10 minutes.
Remove and discard the ginger and tea bags and allow the tea to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Serve over ice. Garnish with fresh ginger slices, lemon slices or mint sprigs.