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Green-Ginger Iced Tea

  • ACTIVE: 15 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 4 HRS
  • SERVINGS: makes about 2 quarts
  • MAKE-AHEAD

  1. Basic Simple Syrup
  2. One 3-inch slice of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
  3. 8 cups cold water
  4. 8 green tea bags
  5. Ice cubes
  6. Lemon wedges, for garnish
  1. Prepare the Basic Simple Syrup as directed, adding half of the sliced ginger before bringing it to a boil. Remove from the heat and let steep for 30 minutes. Strain the ginger syrup into a large measuring cup.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the remaining sliced ginger with the cold water and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Let steep for 6 minutes. Strain the tea into a large bowl and let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled.
  3. Pour the tea into a large pitcher and stir in 1 cup of the ginger syrup, or more to taste; refrigerate the rest for later use. Serve in tall glasses over ice, garnished with lemon wedges.
Make Ahead The iced tea can be refrigerated in a covered pitcher for up to 2 days.