Syrups are a classic way of incorporating botanicals into beverages from cocktails to sodas. Fruits and roots make excellent bases for an extra burst of flavor in a recipe. We recommend using a double-strength method for hearty, dense ingredients such as ginger. A great recipe to begin with is a Double-strength Ginger Syrup.
To begin: Infuse 5 grams Rishi Tea & Botanicals Ginger tea in 10 ounces 200°F water for 5 to 6 minutes; strain/decant fully into a small saucepan set on medium-low heat.
Just before liquid returns to simmer, turn off heat and add remaining 5 grams tea. Cover and infuse for 5 to 6 minutes.
Strain/decant fully into a blender; add sugar and blend on low until sugar dissolves completely. Strain.
To create a syrup with more delicate ingredients like dried leaves, simmer for 2-3 minutes and infuse for only 2-3 minutes, cutting each of the heating times listed about in half.
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