This time of year it is always a battle of the thermostat…one day it is cold, another day it is warm. On top of the weather being all over the place, it is also cold and flu season. So to combat the chilly house and boost the immune system, I often make up a batch of Lemon Ginger Tea to enjoy.
Ginger is said to be a powerful antioxidant which naturally boosts the immune system and kills cold viruses. Ginger is also an anti-inflammatory food which is great for reducing inflammation throughout the body . It truly is a workhorse of the kitchen which has a plethora of healthy benefits for our bodies!
In addition to the ginger, this recipe uses lemon and honey. Lemons are a great source of Vitamin C and have a ton of other health benefits which partner with the ginger to keep us healthy. For the honey I prefer to use local honey for my teas, but whatever you have is fine for this tea. The point is to balance the ginger and the lemon with the sweet honey for a warm and comforting mug.
When I am making this for same day use, I usually put the water, ginger and lemon in a small saucepan and let simmer for 10 minutes then ladle into mugs and add honey. If I am looking to make some to use throughout the week, I will often leave the lemon amd ginger in the pot, cover with water again and simmer again. Then just pour it into quart jars and store in the frig to use during the week. Just pour into a mug, reheat then stir in the honey.
Lemon Ginger Tea
One 2 inch peice of Ginger
48 oz. Water
Honey to taste (usually 1T per mug)
1. Remove the skin from the ginger and cut into small chunks
2. Slice lemon
3. Add lemon, ginger and water to a small saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes.
4. Ladel into mug and add honey to taste.