A lot of people LOVE this tea (actually, it’s more of and infusion, but I’ll just call it tea), and it’s common in my church to have it when visiting others (You know who you are!) 😀
Sooo, I decided to share. It’s really nice when you’re sick and/or have a sore throat, and we enjoy it hot or cold. Also perfect for cold winter days!
It’s really good for you medicinally too. Ginger is best know for it’s anti-nausea properties – great for expectant mothers and motion sickness! It is also anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic. Lemon is full of Vitamin C and phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are plant constituents that help boost the immune system.Honey, besides being a sweetener, is also a great immune booster.
I just cook it all up in a pot, but the original instructions suggested boiling water in a tea kettle and then finishing it in a thermos. We’ve tried the thermos method, and it works great for taking it on the go! You can choose either one, and if you have questions, feel free to ask them!
You will need:
- Lemon Juice
Start by boiling water using your preferred method.
Grate about a 1-inch piece of fresh, peeled ginger. Add it to the pot or thermos.
Now add lemon juice. The original recipe calls for 4 Tablespoons, but you can adjust this to your taste.
And add your honey. Also approx. 4 Tbs, but you can adjust this to your taste as well.
If you chose the thermos, add the water now, cover it and let it set for 15-20 minutes. If you chose the pot, simmer on low for 15-20 minutes.
Strain and Enjoy! Feel free to adjust to your taste.
Recipe originally from http://www.LearningHerbs.com. And also, I’m not claiming that this tea/infusion will make your life infinitely better, so please don’t sue me.