Spiced Ginger Tea

Spiced Ginger Tea
Recipe type: Drinks
 
Ingredients
For the Spiced Ginger Syrup:
  • 4 cups water
  • 1-1/4 cups fresh ginger root, peeled and thickly sliced
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 8-10 whole cloves
  • Zest of 1 lemon, peeled with a vegetable peeler into long strips
  • 1 cup sugar
To serve:
  • Spiced Ginger Syrup
  • 12 cups boiling water
Instructions
For the Spiced Ginger Syrup:
  1. In a medium saucepan, add the water, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and lemon zest. Bring to a gentle boil over medium high heat, reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes. Take off the heat and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Strain away the solid components, reserving the liquid. Stir in the sugar until it is dissolved. Set aside.
To serve:
  1. In 8 mugs, add 1-1/2 cups boiling water to each. Add ½ cup of prepared Spiced Ginger Syrup and stir. Serves 8. It's also great served cold over ice with cold water or soda water instead of the boiling water.