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Lemon Ginger Tea

Pouring lemon ginger tea from a teapot into chinese style teacups

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.

Blue and gray teapot with three small glasses of lemon ginger tea

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.

Blue and gray teapot with two small glasses of lemon ginger tea

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.

Blue and gray teapot with small glasses of lemon ginger tea, fresh lemons, fresh ginger, and honey

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!

Blue and gray teapot with three small glasses of lemon ginger tea

I hope you enjoy your tea this weekend! Stay warm and healthy.

Thanks for pinning and sharing with your friends who need a little winter pick me up as well.

-Erin

Lemon Ginger Tea

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By The Teatime Baker Serves: 1-2
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Chase the winter blues with this Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe. Sweet, spicy and tart it's just what the doctor ordered for a winter evening snuggled in front of the fireplace.

Ingredients

  • 5 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • .75 oz (20 g) fresh ginger sliced
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • sugar or honey to taste

Instructions

1

Peel and slice the ginger and put it in the bottom of a teapot or mug.

2

Add the lemon juice and pour in the boiling water.

3

Let it steep for 5 minutes.

4

Sweeten to taste with sugar or honey.

Notes

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

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Albert Bevia
    January 14, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    My mother used to also give me lemon juice and honey, and I loved it, still do! but yeah this tea sounds better! Giving this a try tonight, perfect for the blistering cold weather we have 🙂

  • Reply
    erinbeutel
    January 16, 2018 at 9:56 am

    I agree! This has been quite a winter so far 🙂

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