Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ginger Tea

Twas a chilly night in Houston (and by chilly, it was most likely 60 degrees, but I am a Texas girl, and that is cold!) at the end of February. Scott and I needed a warm drink. One without caffeine, but something that packed a punch and relaxed the body at the same time.... I opened the fridge to find inspiration and found, lying alone in the vegetable drawer, a 1" piece of ginger root, about to see it's final days. Perfection. Ginger tea it was!

This particular ginger tea had the soothing qualities of lemon and honey, with the nice zing of ginger root and cayenne pepper. It was light, a bit tangy, with hint of sweetness. Enjoy alone, or perhaps with a simple scone....

What you need:
2 cups of water boiling water
1" piece of ginger, peeled, and roughly chopped
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
a pinch of cayenne pepper

What to do:
-Once the water has come to boil, turn off stove and add the above listed ingredients into the tea pot
-Allow to steep for 5 to 7 minutes
-Pour into a wee tea cup
-Pinkies up and sip away!

I left the ginger in the tea for a little extra oomph!

NOTE: I put what I thought was a pinch of cayenne pepper, and our tea turned out a bit on the spicy side! Start out with the tiniest bit, and add more if you desire!

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