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Honey Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tina Encarnacion
Added: Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
one ginger root, about the length of your hand
2.5 qts. clean, cold filtered water
2 T. honey, or to taste
1 T. fresh lemon juice, or to taste
Optional -- one bag of your favorite non-flavored tea (works well with green tea)

Directions:
Directions:
1. Peel the ginger root and slice into long thin strips ("julienne").

2. Place water and ginger root in a covered saucepan and bring to a boil.

3. Lower heat to a simmer and leave covered for one hour (or longer for stronger flavor). Remove from heat.

4. Add honey and lemon and stir.

5. Ladle out into mugs with a couple of the ginger strips per mug and, if desired, drop in one tea bag per mug and let steep for three minutes.

6. Enjoy hot, or let cool and store in a container (be sure to include ginger strips.

7. Re-heat as needed, or enjoy over ice!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 minutes prep, plus one hour simmering
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Note: not for the faint of heart. This recipe contains a very very strong, spicy ginger flavor. Wakes you right up. I recently discovered this at a Hartford independent coffee shop named Jojo's, and I'm so addicted that I've had to make it at home. Also, ginger has many great health benefits, including these I found on the internet (from healthandyoga.com):

Danish researchers found that ginger can block the effects of prostaglandin - a substance that cause inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain and can lead to migraines.


Ginger was found to be effective for relieving the severity of nausea even in cases of pregnancy.


Many women claim that ginger tea helps rid them of menstrual cramps.


It has anti-inflammatory properties that can lessen the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.


Respiratory infections - it is well known for its warming action on the upper respiratory tract, so it has been used to treat colds and flu.


It has been found to be effective in cramps caused by stomach gas. Ginger also stimulates digestion.


It has a wholesome effect on the circulatory system as it makes the platelets less sticky and is of great benefit in case of circulatory disorders.


As a mood enhancer, ginger's cineole content may help contribute to stress relief.


It is a great mouth freshener and ginger tea has vastly refreshing properties.

 

 

 

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