Ginger Mint Iced Tea (honey sweetened!): Digestive Aid & Immune Support

Ginger Mint Iced Tea (honey sweetened) | Food Your Body Will Thank You For

Digestive Aid & Immune Support!

If you have healthy appetite for ginger, this is the tea for you!

It’s the perfect accompaniment to a summer barbecue (when we all have a tendency to overindulge) or just as a treat by itself. It will support healthy digestion, your immune system, AND is just plain delicious. And while we are heading into summer, this is a beverage you can enjoy it year-round—during the cooler months of the year, just modify the recipe and enjoy it hot.

Sure it’s delicious, but why should I drink it?

Benefits of Ginger: It stimulates the digestive system, combats nausea, and is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent (source).

Benefits of Peppermint: Studies indicate a relaxation effect on gastrointestinal tissue, as well as antimicrobial and antiviral properties (source).

Benefits of Raw Honey: It is a widely recognized antimicrobial agent and source of prebiotics (source).

 

Enjoy! <3

Ginger Mint Iced Tea 

(this will yield you a concentrated base that can be diluted to your personal liking. See final step for my preferred ratio)

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 3-1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 packed tablespoons fresh peppermint leaves
  • 3 T. raw honey (if you don’t have access to a local source use THIS one)

Hardware:

Directions

  1.  Set water to boil.
  2. Add ginger and continue to heat on medium, covered for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add mint leaves.
  4.  Steep 10 minutes, uncovered.
  5. Strain liquid into a bowl and allow to approach room temperature (a little hot is fine, but it shouldn’t hurt your skin if you insert a finger into the liquid. This ensures you keep all of the beneficial enzymes present in raw honey).
  6. Add honey, mix well.
  7. Once the tea base is room temperature, transfer to a mason jar and chill—remember this is the BASE!
  8. Add water (I prefer a 1:1 ratio and add 2 cups of water and ice to my tea—meaning the above recipe will yield a TOTAL of 4 cups).
  9. Adjust water ratio/honey to taste.

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4 comments on “Ginger Mint Iced Tea (honey sweetened!): Digestive Aid & Immune Support”

  1. Carol

    What do you mean 1:1 ratio and add 2 cups water and ice to my tea? Is it 1:1 (1 cup BASE, 1 cup water), or is it 2 cups water and 2 cups ice to 2 cups BASE? or …..?…. very misleading and confusing.

    • elizabeth

      Carol–thank you for your input. I have since clarified the recipe–please look at the note below the recipe title and step #8 in the directions. Any confusion should be cleared up. Hopefully you are not deterred from giving it a try. Thanks for helping me make this recipe better.

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