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1 sachet tea, steeped for 5 minutes in 2 cups (480ml) just-boiled water
1 lemon, juiced, keep all the pulpy bits
2-inch (5cm) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and pressed through a garlic press, keep all the little pieces of ginger that comes out too.
Maple syrup or turbinado sugar, to taste (optional), dissolved in the hot tea.
Pretty easy stuff! I use regular English tea bags, but with the plethora of tea flavors available, anything goes! You can make this and drink right away with plenty of ice, or, save it in the fridge to chill and let the flavors intensify for a few hours or more. Shake it up first and use less ice, so it's not so diluted. If lemon and ginger aren't to your taste, try with fresh lime and add freshly chopped mint leaves just before serving, for a mojito-style ice tea... So refreshing!