Ginger-Mint Iced Oolong

This has been my go-to drink lately. I think I'm living in a delusional land where we can skip March and April and arrive in Spring, which is definitely not the case here in the Pacific Northwest. Today, for example, we had sun. Ten minutes later we had rain/hail/wind. Ten minutes later the sun was poking out again. It's currently raining again. Either way, I'm drinking iced tea. This is t-shirt weather to me.

Ginger-Mint Iced Green Tea
primal / paleo / grain-free / gluten-free / egg-free
Yield: 6-8 servings

2.5-3oz of ginger, unpeeled and sliced
6 bags oolong tea
1/2-1c mint leaves*
1/4c honey, or to taste
2T lemon juice

*1/2c dried, or 1c fresh (this time of year my mint plants are sleeping, so I've been using dried mint. The first time I used 1/2c and had a spicier, stronger ginger flavor, good in small glasses of tea. I also tried it with a full cup of dried mint and loved the extra minty flavor. It's really up to your preference.

Bring the ginger and 6c water to a boil in a pot. Once it comes to a boil, remove from the heat and add the mint and tea bags. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes.

Strain and add the honey and lemon juice. Let come to room temperature, then refrigerate.

Serve over ice, with a sprig of fresh mint :)

Ginger mint iced oolong tea in a jar

What cold drink spells Spring to you? 

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