Agua Dulce Tea
A sweet gingery tea inspired by a trip to Costa Rica.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
- 2-4 TBSP Ginger root, roughly chopped We like a pretty strong ginger flavor, but if you want a more mild flavor start with 2 Tablespoons.
- 1/3 C brown sugar You can add more later if it isn't sweet enough for you.
- 6 C water
- 1 cinnamon stick Can sub 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 lime, juice of optional
Roughly chop your ginger. No need to peel it.
Add the ginger, brown sugar, cinnamon, and water to a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and then simmer for at least 10 minutes. Stir often until the sugar dissolves.
Use a mesh strainer to strain out the ginger and cinnamon stick. (If you don't have a mesh strainer you could also strain the mixture through a tea towel.)
Add a splash of lime juice if desired. You can add more brown sugar at this point if you prefer a sweeter tea.