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.