Well, it’s that time of year around here…for some reason the nasty bronchitis/cold/ick goes around in early spring down here, and I swear half the people I know are struggling through it right now. Being sick is, generally speaking, a rather unpleasant sort of thing, and I try to avoid it as much as possible. I’ve warded off this spring’s epidemic with my favorite tea. Anything that can keep me writing and fighting is good in my book! And this tea has the benefit of being insanely delicious.
So. Here you are…Lemon Ginger Tea. Are you ready for this? It’s really, really complicated.
- 1/2 Lemon
- Ginger (fresh is best, but I’ve used powdered and even crystallized ginger before)
- Honey (get local honey if you can!)
- 1 cup Hot Water
Got that? Now here are the uber-difficult instructions. Squeeze the lemon into the hot water. Grate in about a teaspoon of fresh ginger, or toss in a few shakes of powdered ginger, or add a chunk or two of crystallized ginger (or heck, add crystallized ginger AND fresh ginger!). Add honey to taste. I like about 2 teaspoons. Stir. Enjoy.
That’s all there is to it! It’s incredibly powerful as an immune booster, because lemons have much more Vitamin C than oranges (and orange juice in cartons loses its Vitamin C due to denaturing in about a day after opening), and ginger is a huge help for respiratory and circulatory health. And of course honey is just a super food all on its own.
Now grab that cup of tea and go cozy up with a good book to write or read!