Ginger Lime Iced Tea
Takes about 4 hours (mostly to refrigerate)
Ridiculously refreshing on a hot summer day, this ginger lime ice tea is very easy to make but only requires a few ingredients. I use a stevia mix to sweeten the tea but sugar could be used as well. Either way, the result is only a lightly sweet tea with the strongest flavors being ginger and lime.
8 cups water
3 – 4 tbsp unpeeled minced ginger
Zests and juice of 2 limes
1 ½ tbsp of sugar or zero cal sweetener (stevia mixes are good)
1. Combine the water, ginger, and lime zests in a pot. Bring to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes.
2. Allow the mixture to sit (off the heat) for approximately 20 minutes. Add lime juice and strain the tea through a fine sieve. Use a spoon to press all the liquid from the residual ginger pieces. Discard solids.
3. Stir in sugar or stevia. Refrigerate until chilled (at least 2 hours but more is good). Garnish with a mint spring or slices of lime.