Iced Green Tea Dazzler with Orange and Ginger
By Melissa's Corporate Chefs

3/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons roughly chopped orange zest
1 tablespoon minced unpeeled fresh ginger
6 green tea bags
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
Ice cubes
Sparkling water or club soda

orange slices, halved

Optional Garnish
Fresh mint sprigs


In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups water with the honey, zest, and ginger.
Bring them to a boil on medium-high heat.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it gets fragrant.
Remove from the heat and add the tea bags; cover and steep off the heat for 10 minutes.
Use the back of a spoon to push the tea bags against the sides of the pan to release any liquid.
Remove the tea bags and let the liquid cool.
Strain it through a fine mesh sieve.
Add the orange juice.
The tea mixture may be refrigerated at this point for up to 10 days.
For each serving, place several ice cubes in a tall glass.
Add ΒΌ cup tea mixture and top it off with either sparkling water or club soda.
Garnish with a half slice of orange.
If desired, garnish with a small sprig of mint.