Saturday, April 28, 2007

Hot ginger tea recipe

Warm your digestive fire and prevent colds

"Hot ginger tea is an excellent drink. You can use it to strengthen digestion, improve circulation, or ward off colds, sore throat and the flu." (so i read)

It's very easy to make ginger tea.
Here are the instructions:

Hot Ginger Tea
4 cups of water
2 inch piece of fresh ginger root
optional: honey and lemon (like what u always get from spa after massage)

Peel the ginger root and slice it into thin slices. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Once it is boiling, add the ginger. Cover it and reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes. Strain the tea. Add honey and lemon to taste.

Note: Keep in mind that if you are making this tea to strengthen the immune system and ward off colds and flu, sweeteners are not recomm

Lemon Ginger Tea
1 quart water
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup freshly grated ginger
1/4 cup honey
Thin slices of lemon and lime for garnish

In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add lemon juice, the squeezed lemon, and ginger. Steep about 20 minutes. Stir in honey. Line a strainer with a thin wet cloth and strain tea into a pitcher. Chill thoroughly and serve on ice with thin slices of lemon and lime

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