Lemon Ginger Iced Green Tea

If the green tea is steeped in cold, rather than boiling water, the potent antioxidant properties of the tea should be retained. Iced tea aficionados say that loose leaves make the best tea but you can be the judge of that. Ginger is not just there for the added zing. It is also a great anti-inflammatory.

Juice of ½ a lemon

Thumb sized knob of ginger, grated

4 green tea bags or the equivalent in loose green tea leaves

2 litres filtered or mineral water

Honey or maple syrup to sweeten

Fresh mint leaves

  • Add 2 green tea bags to 2 litres of water, move around for a minute or so with a spoon and then place in the fridge to steep in a covered jug for at least 2 hours.

  • Meanwhile, simmer the grated ginger in 2 cups of water. Strain, cool and add to the green tea.

  • Add the juice of half a lemon and sweeten, if desired, with agave syrup or honey. Serve over ice with a slice of lemon and a sprig of fresh mint.

Anna Firth