Friday, October 7, 2011

Ginger Tea

This is a tasty and healthy tea to enjoy anytime of year, but especially during cold and flu season.

I’ve been enjoying Ginger Boost from the Ginger People for quite some time.  It contains 30% ginger and is wonderful for upset tummy, motion sickness or a sweet treat for us ginger lovers.  But, if you would like to use fresh ginger, you can always brew some tea. 

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I used about a two inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced.  This was simmered in 1 1/2 cups of water with a splash of lime juice for about 10 minutes.  I strained the tea into my pretty Bavarian cobalt teacup and added some honey.  It was delicious and potent.  Great for clearing your sinuses when you have the sniffles.

This video describes the many health benefits of ginger.  I was also happy to read in “The Top 100 Diet Secrets” that gingerroot boosts circulation and metabolism. So, even if ginger tea is not to your taste,  you can try adding fresh ginger to stir fries, salad dressings, etc.  Maybe this natural antiseptic will help you to avoid colds and flu this season.

9 comments:

Bernideen said...

I am so glad to have to link up! I love your cup and saucer - lovely!

Johanna said...

Hello,
Ginger tea is really healthy and spicy. I like it at cold times as it brings warmth to the body. And the Bavarian cobald cup is a realy beauty. Thank you for sharing this delightful tea.
Best greetings, Johanna

Ginger said...

I love ginger anything. Have you tried the Ginger People's Ginger Spread? If not, try it sometime. It's very good.
Ginger is also good for morning sickness, if you are pregnant.

Marilyn said...

This tea sounds like a good one to have on hand throughout the winter months. The teacup is gorgeous and I love the color. I am always on the look out for colors other than pink, though I like pink too.

Steph said...

I often brew ginger and drink it stratight...the splash of lime, yumm!

Linda J. said...

Your teacup is lovely!

PeregrineBlue said...

what a beauty. i was finally able to particpate again after a long absence although i have no new teacups. i just did a new display.
warm regards to you.

Angela McRae said...

I love the taste of ginger, so thanks for the advice. I would very much like to enjoy any major cold and flu symptoms this year!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Love the colour!

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