Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ginger Infused Green Tea

This tea is so refreshing and packed with antioxidants.  I use Agave to sweeten it, which you can find in Target or a food store.  It is not an artificial sweetener, but sweeter than sugar per tablespoon. 

1.5 quarts of water
1 tsp of minced ginger (I use minced ginger in a jar to make it easy)
3 Tazo green tea bags
The juice of 1/2 an orange
1 tbsp Agave (more or less depending on how sweet you like tea)

First, heat the water and ginger together in a pot over medium heat.  Allow the water to steam but not boil.  Once it begins to steam, take it off the heat and strain out the ginger.  I pour the water into the serving pitcher and the ginger solids stay on the bottom of the pot.  Next, add the tea bags to the ginger infused water.  Let the tea bags sit in the water for as long as you like but at least 30 minutes.  Add the Agave and the juice of half an orange.  Serve iced or warm. 

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