Along with my love for scallions, I also have a love for ginger. My love is so great that I even tried to (re)grow some. But that didn’t work out so well. Too much rain turned my root mushy. 🙁 I plan to try again this summer.
I bought some ginger when we went to the farmers’ market so I could make some ginger tea.
After doing some googling and searching on Pinterest, I came across a recipe from knucklesalad.com for ginger tea. She also had a lot of good info about the benefits of ginger along with the recipe.
Let the ginger tea making begin!
1. I started boiling a gallon and some change of water. (I filled up the jug the finished tea would end in with water)
2. Peeled ginger.
3. Sliced the ginger thinly.
4. Sliced up one lemon.
5. Once the water was boiling, I dropped in the ginger and lemon slices. I turned the burner down to low and let tea simmer for a little over half an hour.
I didn’t take pictures of this part. I removed the lemon and ginger slices and then strained the tea to remove any lemon pulp and ginger bits.
To sweeten the tea, I added about 1/2 cup of honey but it wasn’t sweet enough for me. So I heated 1 1/2 cup of the tea and added a 1/2 cup of sugar to it. Once the sugar had dissolved I mixed the warm tea with the rest. The tea was sweet enough now.
The tea was super delicious. It had lemony taste followed by mild spicy burn. I drank it hot, cold and room temperature. The jug lasted two days. It might have lasted three if I hadn’t shared it with my youngest son, who now a ginger fan.
This is definitely something I’ll make again and again and again. The next time I make ginger tea, I’m going to use 1/2 a lemon.