If you’ve never made homemade herbal tea at home before, it might seem intimidating, but it’s in fact really easy to steep ginger in hot water in order to release its therapeutic compounds.
- 3 cups hot water
- one 2-inch knob of fresh ginger root
- fresh lemon juice from 1/2 of a lemon
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon raw honey or pure maple syrup (optional)
- pinch of cayenne pepper or a cinnamon stick (optional)
- Wash a 2-inch knob of fresh ginger root and cut it into very thin slices. Peeling isn’t necessary, but you’ll want to scrub off any visible dirt.
- Add the ginger slices to hot water and boil for 10-20 minutes, depending on how strong you want it to be.
- Remove from the heat, strain by pouring the tea through a fine sieve to catch all of the ginger. Discard the ginger pieces and add in your choice of lemon, turmeric, raw honey/maple syrup or cayenne to enhance the flavor and beneficial effects. (If using turmeric root, cut it into thin slices and simmer with the ginger.)
- You can enjoy your fresh ginger tea either hot or cold based. Store any extra in the refrigerator for 1–2 days. Drink one to three cups daily to maximize the health benefits.
- Prep Time: 2 min
- Cook Time: 20 min
- Category: Beverages
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Chinese
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