Home-made ginger root tea
It's getting colder, we should do something to keep warm. Ginger root is helpful for us. Ginger is a kind of condiment that we often eat in our daily life. In fact, ginger is a good medicine for many diseases. Many people only know the condiment effect of ginger, but they know little about its disease treatment effect.
The cold weather in winter, cold is impossible to guard against the traditional Chinese ginger, cold medicine. The body with cold, drink ginger syrup, remove the body cold, can warm the body, preventing the winter cold.
Hot ginger root tea is a healthy beverage that's great for dispelling wind chills in the body and that's good for digestion, with a reputation for being soothing and healing.
You can try this simple and easy-to-make ginger tea to start your day to keep you warm in winter.
You will needs.....
l-2 tablespoons ginger root (fresh, raw, about 2 inches of ginger root)
l1 1/2 to 2 cups water(the filtered water which flows from your refrigerator water filter)
l1 to 2 tablespoons honey (or agave nectar, to taste)
lOptional: 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (juice of 1/2 lime)
Step 1: First, prepare the fresh ginger by peeling it and slicing it thinly to maximize the surface area. This will help you make a very flavorful ginger tea.
Step 2: Boil the ginger in water for at least 10 minutes. For a stronger and tangier tea, allow to boil for 20 minutes or more, and use more slices of ginger.
Step 3: Remove it from the heat and add the lime juice and honey (or agave nectar) to taste and enjoy your ginger tea.
The secret to the perfect healing ginger tea is lots and lots of fresh ginger, simmered for a long time to bring out the flavor. You really can't overdo it, so feel free to add as much ginger and keep it simmering for as long as you want.
Ginger root is readily available in the vegetable section of most grocery stores, or you can find it at an Asian market.
The roots are typically about 1 inch in diameter and a 2-inch section should yield about 2 tablespoons of sliced ginger. If you are using weight, a 2-inch segment should be about 0.5 ounces.
If you have leftover ginger root, you can freeze it to use later. This will work perfectly well for ginger tea.
- Bruce Gao