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Spiced Ginseng Iced Tea

  • ACTIVE: 10 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 4 HRS
  • SERVINGS: makes about 2 quarts
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD

  1. 8 cups cold water
  2. 8 cardamom pods, crushed
  3. 6 whole cloves
  4. 2 cinnamon sticks
  5. 1 star anise pod
  6. 8 ginseng tea bags
  7. 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon honey
  8. Ice cubes
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the cold water with the cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon sticks and star anise and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the tea bags. Let steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bags and stir in the honey until it is dissolved. Strain the tea into a pitcher and let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled. Serve in tall glasses over ice.
Make Ahead The iced tea can be refrigerated in a covered pitcher for up to 2 days.