Jun 29, 2015

Comvita's Ginger & Honey Iced Tea Recipe

Iced tea is a beloved summer drink in the U.S, and evokes images of breezy porches, fireflies, and lounging by the pool.

Try our recipe for homemade ginger and honey iced tea. Brew it and pop it in the fridge a few hours in advance, and you’ll be able to enjoy iced tea the good old-fashioned way.

2 cups of water
8 cups of chilled water
3 black tea bags
1 tablespoon of grated ginger
½ cup of Manuka Honey 
2 lemons

Bring two cups of water to the boil in a saucepan, then add the teabags and simmer for one minute. Remove from heat and allow tea to brew for 15 minutes before removing the tea bags. Stir in the honey and ginger then add the 8 cups of cold water. Slice the lemons into wedges and add. Refrigerate for an hour or so to let the flavors steep, then serve.

Benefits of Tea:
1. Tea contains polyphenols which studies show have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The same Harvard study also found that tea drinkers may have a lower risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 

2. A Finnish study by the Movement Disorder Society found that drinking tea is linked with a lowered risk of Parkinson’s Disease.

3. Tea is a wonderful addition to a healthy lifestyle. Because it contains mainly water it is a low-calorie and natural beverage which might save you reaching for sugary sodas. Plus it will keep you hydrated!