It's been getting hot here in Vancouver, BC. And I'm a tea drinker. Hot tea + hot weather = a sleepy, head-achy Danielle.
I little while back I bought a bottle of pomegranate syrup (a.k.a. pomegranate molasses). I can't even recall what I bought it for, but I figured it was time to make use of it. Pomegranate syrup is a common ingredient in a lot of Middle Eastern dishes. It's only a couple of bucks a bottle and can be found in most supermarkets in the international section (or at a Middle Eastern or Persian grocery).
Pomegranate syrup is more bitter than sweet, but has a nice tang to it. Along with ginger, lemon, and green tea this is a super healthy and refreshing summer drink. It's also super easy to make a huge batch of it with minimal labour and time!
I didn't have a large enough drink container to hold all this tea, so I used two large old pickle jars :) They do in a pinch if you don't happen to have a fancy beverage dispenser!
Ingredients for Pomegranate Syrup, Ginger, and Lemon Tea (makes 16 cups)
4 bags green tea (I used decaf so I can drink this at night, too!)
2 lemons, halved
3-4 Tbsp freshly minced ginger
4 Tbsp pomegranate molasses / syrup
1/4 cup honey or sugar (or more, to taste)
In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Remove from heat, add tea bags, lemon halves, ginger, pomegranate molasses, and sweetener. Let steep until room temperature. Strain and chill.
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