Thursday, November 8, 2007

looking out for a friend - ginger lemon tea

ginger lemon tea

Ginger lemon tea is great to help you cool down in hot weather, it calms an upset stomach and it aids digestion. I use this as an occasional iced coffee replacement Yummy!

1/2lb ginger root chopped up into slivers
2 lemons with peels removed and cut in 1/2
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 cup honey
Lots of H20
Take your biggest pasta cooking pot and fill it 3/4 with water. Toss in all of the above except the honey. Bring your tea to a simmer and simmer for 1 1/2 hours adding water as the brew boils down. Test for flavor. I like mine to be hot spicy ginger tea so I might brew it for even longer. When you reach the flavor you like. Strain the liquid into your next biggest pot. Add honey to taste or not at all depending on what you like.
Store in the fridge.

Use the strained ginger and lemon for compost or grind some up in your kitchen disposal for a fresh smelling sink.
you can throw the bits into a hot bath and take a healing soak.

be well little budda, i'm thinking on you.

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