The season of tea is here in force. The air is filled with icy snow that blows against the windows as we snuggle down into fuzzy slippers and watch Netflix in front of a flickering fire. But duty calls and we head to work and the gym and our kids go back to school. Next thing you know you’re reaching for the tissues and the box is empty. In fact all the boxes are empty and half the family is coughing. It’s time to brew up some Lemon Ginger Tea and kick the cold to the curb.
When I got a cold as a child my Mom would mix a couple teaspoons of lemon juice and honey in a tiny glass and let me drink it. I loved it – sweet and sour and intensely flavored. My kids however, are not fans. Because of that I really doubted they would drink this tea. To my surprised they loved it! I let mine brew for a few hours because we were busy and warmed it up on the stove with a couple spoons of sugar and poured it into these little china teacups. Winter tea heaven.
I won’t claim that Lemon Ginger Tea will cure whatever this winter throws at you along with that icy snow. But it does taste delicious, and ginger, lemon and honey are all proven to be good for our bodies. If you want to up your game even more add a little turmeric to your pot as well for the anti-inflammatory benefits.
Kroger had Meyer Lemons on sale this week and since I’ve never tried them I bought two bags. This tea was made with half Meyer and half regular but I’m interested to do some more comparisons. They definitely look more like oranges than lemons though!
I hope you enjoy your tea this weekend! Stay warm and healthy.
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Lemon Ginger Tea
- 5 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- .75 oz (20 g) fresh ginger sliced
- 2 cups boiling water
- sugar or honey to taste
Peel and slice the ginger and put it in the bottom of a teapot or mug.
Add the lemon juice and pour in the boiling water.
Let it steep for 5 minutes.
Sweeten to taste with sugar or honey.
You may want to adjust the proportions a little to suit your tastes. +++ Add more hot water if it's stronger than you like +++ The Teatime Baker - www.teatimebaker.com