Ginger Tea Recipe: The secret to its soul-soothing taste and how to make it.
Sip your way to wellness with the warming scents of ginger and lemon – proven to soothe coughs and colds, strengthen immunity and improve circulation.
Ginger Tea, one of the oldest medicinal drinks is a spicy beverage, a warming, invigorating, caffeine-free alternative to black tea or coffee, which also has numerous health benefits. Widely used in various cultures to relieve a sore throat or cough, fight colds, and ease indigestion, nausea, and motion sickness, ginger root has been found to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and even good for lowering blood pressure help with weight loss, and even fight cancer.
According to Ayurveda, during cool weather, sip ginger tea throughout the day. During warmer weather, try a cup in the morning or before a meal. Ginger intensifies Agni (digestive fire) so the Kapha dosha may find drinking ginger tea—2 to 3 cups daily, especially before meals—useful to help stimulate slow digestion and sharpen dull taste buds. Ginger tea can slightly increase Pitta dosha, so avoid drinking large amounts if your Pitta is out of balance.
Ginger Tea Recipe
If you are keen on trying to make your own brew at home, COMO Hotels and Resorts, which span some of the world’s most tranquil destinations, from Bali and Bhutan to the Maldives and Thailand, has unveiled its recipe to their signature Ginger Tea. And the secret to its soul-soothing taste is the timing – the two-hour cooking period helps to deepen and soften the pepperiness of the zesty ginger:
- 2 litres of water
- 200g of ginger roots
- 100ml fresh lemon juice
- 200ml of organic honey
- Wash the ginger and bruise with a pestle and mortar before placing in a large saucepan with the 2 litres of water
- Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 2 hours
- Strain through a fine sieve (this ginger water may be kept in the fridge for several days)
- To serve, place the ginger water in a saucepan, bring to the boil and then remove from the heat
- Stir in the lemon and honey, adjusting to taste
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