My dad introduced me to ginger tea. After his first batch, he went on and on about how it made him feel more energetic and seemed to reduce inflammation in his joints. Ginger root has long been considered a healing food for ailments ranging from inflammation, to nausea, to diabetes. Though the science is still inconclusive in most studies, those of us who add this delightful elixir to our diets know two things for sure: it is delicious with it's spicy sweetness, and it feels like we are doing something good for our bodies.
Here's what you need to make it:
4 ounces sliced ginger
8 quarts water
1/3 cup honey
1 lemon juiced reserved for the end (you can use any citrus)
3 sprigs fresh mint (optional)
This tea can be enjoyed hot or cold. Once I make it and store it in the refrigerator, I have the flexibility of drinking it cold or pouring it into a mug, heating it, and enjoying it with a bit of coconut or almond milk for a morning pick-me-up, or evening treat. I plan to keep this as part of my routine this winter!
Makes approximately 3 Quarts
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