Monday, March 5, 2012

Ginger Lemon Tea

This is one of those oh-so-simple home recipes that you all probably already know about it, but it's new to me, so I'm sharing!

I saw a video recently on using ginger. One suggestion was to make tea. I was intrigued, so I hunted around and found a few recipes, most of which were just slight variations on a theme. Here is what I came up that works for me:

1/3 cup peeled and thinly sliced ginger
6 cups water

Put the ginger in the water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the water into a mug. Add a spoonful of honey and one lemon slice.

That's it! Simple and delicious. The 6 cups of water will make about 3-4 mugs full, so you can save the rest of the ginger water in the fridge and reheat it as you need it, adding the honey and lemon when it's hot.

This version of a homemade ginger tea, which includes cinnamon and cloves, also sounds yummy, but I'm not sure how lemon would go with that, so I'm holding off on trying that recipe until I am out of lemon!