Ginger Tea with Lemon and Honey

The art of tea making is ancient and varied, coming from all parts of the world as it does.  I am no expert.  However, I've made many a pot of Ginger Tea for colds, flus, belly aches, inflammation or generally feeling run down.  Here is my version. 

Ginger Tea is a favorite go to in our homes, especially in the winter.  We also enjoy it iced in summer, maybe with sparkling water.  

Enjoy! 

Ingredients: 

+ Large piece of fresh organic Ginger
+ 2-4 (or more) organic lemons 
+ 1/4 cup (or more) honey or other sweetener 
+ Optional Addition: 2 TBSP of fresh organic Turmeric

Plus 6-8 quarts the best water you have access to

If you only have dried Ginger or Turmeric to use, use less as a dried version will be concentrated! 

 

 

Directions:

  1. Using a cheese grater or food processor, shred a good-sized Ginger rhizome, about the size of your hand
  2. Add the shredded Ginger to a large stock pot with 6-8 quarts of cold water
  3. Bring to a near boil or slow boil, then turn down heat to a simmer
  4. Simmer the Ginger for a minimum of 40 minutes, up to an hour
  5. Remove from heat and add 2-4 lemons.  Squeeze them, add the juice and the peel to the pot.   PLEASE NOTE: only add the peels if you have organic lemons, if you are using non-organic lemons only add the juice and pulp
  6. Allow to sit 5 minutes to infuse lemons and to cool a bit
  7. Stir well, then strain into a thermos or glass jar, using a mesh strainer
  8. Add honey, maple syrup, or your favorite natural cane sugar to taste.  The tea is quite spicy and tangy, so you will need to add 1/4 cup or more
Pro Tip: You can also add in Turmeric for a little antioxidant and anti-inflammatory boost.
    I typically put some of the tea into a thermos to drink hot and the rest into a jar to cool.  The cooled leftovers go in the fridge, where I continue to enjoy for up to TWO days.  

      More information on Ginger.  

       

      *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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