Want to feel refreshed after a deadly tiring summer day? Just sip a cup of green tea and you’ll be all good to go. But how to perk up the rejuvenating quotient of regular green tea a hundred times and make the most of it? Add the goodness of honey-ginger syrup to your cup and enjoy it ice-cold.
- Using green tea leaves is always recommended for this reviving tea concoction. However, you can also use 3 green tea bags in place of loose leaves, if you wish.
- Sugar can also be used in place of pure, raw honey. But it tastes quite a lot better with honey.
- Green tea leaves – 3 teaspoons
- Honey – 2 tablespoons
- Ginger root – 2”
- Ice cube – 4 to 5
- Water – 3 cups
- Put green tea leaves in a heatproof teapot. Take (1/2) cup of boiling water and pour it into the teapot. Cover it with its lid and let the leaves steep for 5 to 7 minutes.
- Swirl the water inside the teapot for a couple of times and drain it carefully. It will remove almost 70% caffeine from the concoction you are going to prepare. The soaked green tea leaves should remain inside the pot.
- Now, take 2 more cups of boiling water and pour into the teapot. Cover it immediately and place it aside. Do not move the teapot for the next one hour until your tea infusion is formed.
- Add honey and grated ginger to rest of the water and boil for some more minutes over medium-high heat.
- Take honey-ginger syrup out of the heat and pour it into a bowl. Let it cool down slowly.
- Once both of the concoctions reach the room temperature, place them inside the refrigerator. They should become chilled enough and ready to serve within an hour or so.
- To serve, put the ice cubes at the bottom of the serving glass, pour some chilled tea infusion over it and sweeten it with some honey-ginger syrup from top.
- Garnish with a few slices of ginger and enjoy!