Ginger Lemon Tea

My sons were “kind” enough to share their cold bug with me.  One of them hates taking any remedies of any sort and the other one doesn’t mind them, but rarely remembers to take what I tell him he should.  I, on the other hand, start dosing wildly right and left with all manner of healthy things trying to knock the stuffing out of the virus!  Vitamin C in massive doses, oregano oil, echinacea…and now this tea.  I’m not sure which thing did the trick, but I’m almost well with far fewer symptoms than either of the boys who got sick days before me.

TMughis tea will warm you up like nothing else, except perhaps your mom’s vegan “chicken” noodle soup.  😉  As long as you get enough sweetener in it, it is delicious and appealing.  If you want a tea that tastes like medicine, then leave out the sweet.  lol

If your ginger root is larger than what you will use here, peel and slice it up, put it in a freezer container/bag, and save it for the next time you want tea.  Then the part that makes you feel it might not be worth the time to make this it is done.  😉

Ginger Lemon Tea

  • 4-6 thin round slices of peeled ginger, or equivalent
  • 2 c. filtered water
  • juice of 1 small lemon (or less if you prefer)
  • sweetener to taste (why I choose honey)

Boil the ginger in the water for 10 minutes.  Put lemon juice and honey/sweetener into a large mug.  Pour the ginger water through a small strainer into the mug to filter out the ginger pieces, which you will discard.  (Don’t try to reuse them for another cup, unless you love bitter things.  *shudder*)  Taste and add more honey as needed (it takes more than you expect, usually.)

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