Admittedly, I’m a huge fan of tea drinking. I’m not sure if it’s my Irish/English roots or the fact that I grew up in a tea drinking household (I don’t think my parents even owned a coffee pot) but I love all types of green, black and herbal teas.
This past weekend, my sister-in-law, Amanda, shared what has become (in one week) my new favorite go-to summer beverage, Ginger iced tea-Nepali-Style. Amanda and her husband, Mark, spent a year working and traveling in Nepal (the gorgeous travel pictures from Nepal below are some she took while living there).
Amanda mentioned that she really enjoyed the ginger cinnamon iced tea that was served in Nepal and shared the simple recipe with me during her visit with us, which inspired this post.
Refreshing, with a citrus-kick and spicy bite, this beverage is the perfect way to cool down on a hot and humid day.
10 Cups of Water
1 Ginger Root, peeled and sliced
2 Cinnamon Sticks
1-2 Lemons or 2-3 Small Limes
¼ cup of honey (or to taste)
Place water, sliced ginger and cinnamon sticks into a pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Turn the heat down to medium and continue cooking for about 40 minutes.
Add honey, the juice of one lemon or 2-3 small limes. Remove the sliced ginger and cinnamon sticks from the tea.
Let the tea cool. Serve over ice with lemon or lime slices.
- 10 cups of water
- 1 Ginger Root, peeled and sliced
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 1-2 Lemons or 2-3 Small Limes
- 1/4 cup of honey (or to taste)
- Place water, sliced ginger and cinnamon sticks in a pot. Bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium and continue cooking for 40 minutes.
- Add honey and the juice of one lemon or 2-3 limes. Remove the sliced ginger root and cinnamon sticks.
- Let the tea cool. Serve over ice with lemon or lime slices.