Ginger Tea as a Cold Remedy and an Energizer for Low Energy Days

October 19, 2008 by stas | Filed under Food.

ginger-gingembreI discovered Ginger Tea while living in Montreal. I used to go to a local acupuncturist because I was low on energy. Besides doing the acupuncture, my practitioner recommended making Ginger Tea. I quickly fell in love with this drink because it tastes so good and works as a great energizer.

With time I also learned that it works amazingly well as a remedy for a Sore Throat, Congestion and Cough. Ginger also helps a lot with food digestion — which is why it gives body energy — the less energy body uses for digestion, the more of it is left for other uses.

Here’s the recipe for making an amazing Ginger Tea.

Ingredients:

  • Ginger root
  • Honey
  • Lemon
  • Boiling Hot Water

Instructions:

  1. Cut an inch-size piece of Ginger Root and peel the skin.
  2. With a sharp knife slice it in thin chunks. But don’t make those too little as you don’t want the little pieces end up in your mug.
  3. Throw the ginger pieces in a pot and add hot water.
  4. Add honey to taste. You will probably want to use light honey, like blackberry honey. If you use strong honey, like buckwheat honey, it’ll overpower the taste of ginger.
  5. Finally, squeeze quite a lot of lemon into the pot.
  6. Close the lid and let it steep for 5-10 minutes.
  7. Taste the tea and add extra honey or lemon if you didn’t add enough in first place.

The tea is now ready to be served.

When you prepare Ginger Tea for the first few times, you might want to have less ginger as it can be quite strong if you’re not used to it. As you get used to it you can add more ginger.

As you drink the tea, you can add more water to the pot, but it’ll take much longer to steep another go of tea using the same ginger (more than an hour), so if you want more tea you might want to consider adding fresh ginger.

It might take you a few attempts to prepare that perfect Ginger Tea, but once you perfect the art, you will have an amazing drink to comfort yourself and your guests.

Enjoy your Ginger Tea!


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2 Responses to “Ginger Tea as a Cold Remedy and an Energizer for Low Energy Days”

  1. Malcolm Wilhelm says:

    This has to be the best remedy for colds! Within minutes of finishing the tea i felt so mellow and tired and my sore throat was no longer as sore i Could breathe better. Off to make myself some more Ginger Tea!:D

  2. Lydia Lecot says:

    So good and so simple! I am not often sick but when I am I just wait it out. I was desperate to feel better this time and this tea is wonderful. When the Indian Tea flowers this spring I am going to combine the two- I can’t wait!

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