Your homemade weapon. Lemon ginger tea is a throat soother, cough reliever, and helps to calm an upset stomach. Not only is the combo full of antioxidants, but it's so easy to make, a child could do it. Here's where my godson and I whipped up a batch together. This recipe is suitable for children, swap out raw honey for agave when serving to small children under 1.
Use what you have. This could be classified as a “no-recipe” recipe, meaning, you don’t have to have the exact measurements (or even exact ingredients) for it to come together. As long as you have something acidic, such as lime or grapefruit, something mentholated, such as basil or rosemary, your possibilities are pretty unlimited. Even if you don’t have any of these items on hand, a great perk is that they can be found at almost any grocery store, for around $5-$10.
If you don’t have a tea strainer or French Press, not to worry. Simply throw all your ingredients into the pot of water as it comes to a boil. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes, cover and let steep for another 5 before straining and serving as normal.
Lemon Ginger Mint Tea Recipe
Recipe By: Arica Jackson-Morgan (via Beyond a Foodie)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 1 Lemon, sliced thinly
- 1, 2-inch piece Ginger, sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh or Dried Mint
- 2-3 cups Water
- 2 tbsp Raw Honey
Bring the water to a boil. Add the remaining ingredients to a tea infuser pot, French press, or heatproof glass container. Cover with boiling water and allow to infuse for 10-12 minutes. After steeping, press filter or strain. Divide into heatproof mugs. Allow cooling slightly before serving. Adjust with more honey if needed. Consume while still warm.