As I’ve written about many times before, we don’t buy many beverages. No pop, no juice, a little milk, that’s it. For the most part, we’re all quite content with the delicious water that comes from Lake Michigan via our kitchen sink. Not only is tap water easy on the budget, but there’s no sugar added or waste generated. With that said, however, sometimes a fancy cold beverage is fun and refreshing. All summer I’ve enjoyed homemade iced tea sweetened with a touch of honey. Just right.
Homemade iced tea is so incredibly easy that I will never understand why people insist on buying it. Not only is store-bought tea expensive in comparison to homemade, but the plastic bottles it comes in are a massive and painful drag on the environment. Homemade is always an eco-friendlier route!
My Ginger-Peach Iced tea has lots of fresh ginger flavor. Feel free to scale back or add more depending on your tastes. I personally can’t get enough of it’s spicy sweetness. It settles an anxious tummy, soothes rattled nerves and reminds me of far-off exotic destinations. Without a doubt, ginger is one of my favorite flavors.
Ginger-Peach Iced Tea
10 cups water
5 peach teabags (any brand will do, but I like Bigelow)
2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
3 generous tablespoons honey (we order wonderful raw honey from our co-op)
Fresh lime juice
Add water to a large pot. Add grated ginger and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and add in tea bags. Let steep for 8 minutes. Remove tea bags and stir in honey. Strain into a pitcher and allow it to cool to room temperature. Store in the fridge.
Serve over ice and stir in a generous squeeze of fresh lime juice.
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