It’s finally chilly here in Los Angeles! And can you believe that water…WATER….actually fell from the sky the other night?? We have been in a terrible drought and I have to say, I was wondering if winter was going to show up at all. Maybe it will. I hope so.
Aside from really loving the feel of heavy blankets, fuzzy gloves, thick sweaters and scarves and wearing boots, my favorite part about chilly weather is tea.
I love holding a hot mug in my hands and watching that thin tendril of steam rising from hot chocolate or some other hot concoction. But best of all, I love that fiery warmth that goes down after you take a sip.
When it starts to get chilly and my toes and fingers could benefit from something deeply warming, I love to make ginger tea. You might not think it’s exciting, but it is! And it’s good.
Here’s how I make it:
How to Make The Best Ginger Tea Ever
• 1 qt spring water
• ¼ cup freshly grated or thinly sliced ginger
• A few lemon wedges
• 2-4 TB of raw honey ( use more or less to taste… I like this one)
• 1 TB chamomile or one bag of chamomile tea (buy Chamomile tea HERE)
Loving Preparation- The Best Ginger Tea
• Begin by bringing the water to a boil
• Gently add the ginger, put a lid over the pot, and simmer for 15 minutes
• Once 15 minutes has passed, add in the chamomile and simmer, covered, for an additional 3-5 minutes. Get your mugs ready! Yes mugs with an “S” because you’re going to want more than one mug of this!
• Strain into your mugs with a spoonful of raw honey and a squeezed wedge of lemon
• Stir and enjoy!
[yumprint-recipe id=’64’]The important part here is not to simmer this tea too long when the chamomile is added otherwise the tea will be quite bitter. If you’re hard core though and know the value of strong chamomile tea, then by all means simmer away!
I enjoy this tea on cold blustery days to warm up, when I feel a cold coming on, or just because it tastes delicious. It’s spicy and floral and oh so good! I hope you give it a try.
For more great articles on ginger look below:
Natural Cold Remedies- Part 2 The Healing Power of Ginger
The Easiest Ginger Tea Recipe
The Top 10 Anti-hangover Herbal Remedies
How to Relieve Gas- The Herbalist’s Way
Herbal Remedies for Wet Cough
Speedy Spicy Fresh Ginger Tea (or Apple-Spice Ginger Tea!)
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