Drinks

Homemade ginger tea

October 9, 2013

homemade ginger tea

It starts to be this time of year when I get a cold more often. The air gets colder, people start to sneeze around you and before I notice I feel under the weather. I’ve only learnt how to make ginger tea when I came to Ireland. One of the girls that I shared an apartment with served it every evening. Ginger work wonders when it comes to keep you warm. The tea recipe is so simple, that it’s hard to talk about a recipe. I think I will use it regularly this winter.

homemade ginger tea

Homemade ginger tea

  • 3-4 cm ginger
  • 2 l water
  • a few slices of lemon
  • honey to taste
Wash the ginger.
I don’t peel the ginger, just slice it finely and chop it.
Put ginger and water in a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 to 25 minutes.
Strain it to serve.
If it’s too spicy for you, just dilute it with more water.
Add a slice of lemon and sweeten it with honey.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Joanna October 12, 2013 at 00:31

    the tea reminds me of time when I was visting Bali and the ginger lemon grass tea was served in one of the spa after few hour treatment. It was heaven!!! it was sweet ( I think they added sugar) and the spiciness of ginger and lemony flavor of the grass was such a wonderful combination. After I came back I was making the tea a few time and than slowly it was forgotten. Now as good Polish person I still drink tea regularly but it is black. … but thank you for reminding me about the good old times:)

    • Reply Magda October 15, 2013 at 13:58

      Ginger lemon grass tea sounds so nice.
      Polish people are not even that obsessed with tea . Irish love their tea (and English), but here they drink tea with milk and sugar. I’m tea orthodox and drink it with no additions, or with sugar and lemon, usually when I feel under the weather or just I need something to cheer me up.

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