Tony’s favorite drink is Arizona Green Tea with Ginsing and Honey. I remember the first time I tasted it after I met him. It wasn’t bad! After each of his surgeries (two knees and a shoulder) over the past few years, I would bring him a few bottles of his favorite green tea and a package of Harbo Gummy Bears. Harbo’s are one of the only candies he will eat, he’s not a fan of sweets.
I was tired of paying $3-4 for a gallon of tea. I mean, it’s only tea, how difficult could it be to make? So, I set out to make a gallon of my own homemade green tea with honey (and lemon, after reading the ingredients). Here is what I came up with:
Copycat Arizona Green Tea
- 1 gallon cold water
- 2 teabags green tea
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 – 1 lemon, depending on size
- 3 tablespoons honey
- In a pot, bring the gallon of cold water to a boil.
- Once boiling, remove from the heat and add the two tea bags. Let them steep for an hour.
- After an hour, remove the tea bags and add the sugar, honey, and lemon. Make sure not to get any seeds in it.
- Pour it in a gallon jug (we use a recycled Arizona Tea jug) and its done!
- Served chilled, over ice, or even hot.
Notes: I said 1/2 – 1 lemon because I used a jumbo lemon and half was perfect. For a small lemon, use the entire thing. I’m estimating my cost for one gallon to be about $1.50. It could be less. I used mostly organic ingredients. Definitely worth it!
How did you like it?