Sunday, December 19, 2010

Honey-Ginger Tea

I've been a bit under the weather, which translates into the consumption of copious amounts of TheraFlu. The taste is awful, but if you can chug it down (literally, the label recommends finishing the glass in 10 minutes) the after effects are quite calming.

I've always sworn by warm tea with a touch of honey when sick. Though I usually stick to peppermint or Celestial Seasoning's Sleppytime tea, I've managed to acquire a fair amount of green tea during the semester. I saw this recipe for Honey-Ginger tea that incorporates green tea and had to give it a try. It's rather soothing and perfect for anyone with a cold.

Honey-Ginger Tea Recipe (from Southern Living)

  • 1  (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1  regular-size green tea bag
  • 1  tablespoon  fresh lemon juice
  • 2  tablespoons  honey
  • 1  cup  boiling water
  •  Grate ginger, using the large holes of a box grater, to equal 1 Tbsp. Squeeze juice from ginger into a teacup; discard solids.
  • Place tea bag, lemon juice, and honey in teacup; add boiling water.
  • Cover and steep 3 minutes. Remove and discard tea bag, squeezing gently.
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