Monday, February 2, 2009

Ginger Lemon Tea

I am home sick today with a very stuffy head and the dizziness and headache that accompany such a misfortune. At present, I am sipping on a cup of hot ginger tea, adapted from a favorite drink made by the good people at Espresso Royale. I'm not able to stay on long today, so I'll make this brief: here's the recipe.

Ginger Lemon Tea (four 12 oz cups)

2 cups lemon juice
4 cups water
3" piece of gingerroot, peeled
honey to taste

1. Slice the gingerroot thinly. Pour lemon juice and water into a saucepan and add the gingerroot.
2. Heat to boiling and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Remove from heat, strain, and stir in the honey.
4. Sip while hot.

This makes a very tart, spicy tea. Add more gingerroot if you like -- spicy! Or use less lemon juice and add more honey if you'd like a more mellow, sweet brew. This is loaded with vitamin C, and breathing deeply of the vapors as you sip helps open up the sinuses. Enjoy!


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