April 01, 2007

Super Ginger-Lemon Tea


Ingredients:
1 ½ cup water
3 ginger candies*
Juice of ½ a lemon
Sugar to taste

Directions:
Over medium heat, bring the water, ginger candies and lemon juice to a boil. Stir until the candies dissolve. Pour into mugs and add sugar to taste. Serve.

*Like these original ginger chews by the Ginger People, which I have found at Target, Whole Foods and online. Asian markets often sell very similar chewy ginger candies as well.

My thoughts:
Ginger tea is perfect for helping with nausea or fighting off a cold. Traditionally ginger is made with fresh ginger, but using ginger candy packs a bigger wallop of ginger goodness. Honestly, I am not a fan of hot beverages at all (despite my husband's attempt to woo me over to the world of tea, especially when I am sick) but even I enjoy this.

5 comments:

  1. This would have been great to have during my pregnancies. I'll save it... just in case I need it again.

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  2. Cool, I've got 2 packs of those in my cupboard. I'll have to give this a try.

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  3. oh this is my ultimate cure or just plain comfort for a sore throat. Now I've also converted my girls and they ask for this tea now everytime they have a tickle in their throat. Plus, my grandma says it makes you sing like a lark :)

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  4. The ginger chews can also be found at Trader Joes. They are wonderful for an upset tummy, sore throat, sea sickness, prenancies and just plain good for anytime. I have never tried them with tea and will have to do that.

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  5. Mmm, sounds great. I actually bought the Ginger People pieces of crystallized ginger for the first time recently and I was wondering what would happen if I dropped them into hot water. Now I know!

    I'm an aficionado of Stash brand ginger-lemon tea; it's got a pretty good ginger flavor.

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