Ginger lemon honey mint tea

This warm drink is full of health benefits (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, probiotic, pro-digestive), combining several favorite fresh herbal tisanes into one warm, tingly drink. A power boost for when you’re under the weather. Or just breathe it in and relax.

Ingredients

  • 1 inch piece chopped or grated fresh ginger (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 medium lemon, juiced (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or to taste)
  • Fresh mint leaves (as much or as little as you like/have)

Preparation

  1. Heat water to boiling in a kettle or saucepan. Add ginger and steep/simmer for 10-15 minutes. Use a spoon to press juice from any larger pieces of ginger.
  2. In two mugs, add a tablespoon of honey, followed by 1/2 the lemon juice. Using a strainer to catch stray pieces, pour in hot ginger water and add mint leaves. Serve hot.

Makes 2 large mugs.

Notes

  • You can certainly make a larger batch of tea at once, but the lemon juice is best fresh, so I wouldn’t make more than you can drink in a day.
  • To make ahead: I like to make several cups of ginger infusion and store it in a jar. Then I can heat up a cup at a time as needed and add the lemon, honey and mint fresh.
  • Store excess ginger in the freezer to keep it from drying out: cut in slices and freeze, or freeze whole and grate as needed (yes, you can grate frozen ginger!).

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