Monday, 27 April 2015

Tummy Soothing Ginger Tea

Okay so it's hardly a 'recipe' but I thought you might benefit from the post anyway. 

The health benefits of ginger are amazing, and once you get used to the taste, this ginger tea takes first place as a heart warming drink. Not only is this drink a calming one, it is also known to reduce the onset of Alzeihmers disease, fight cancer, help IBS, aids in weight loss helps to manage glucose levels, improves circulation and helps with morning sickness. These are just a few and to see a longer, more detailed list click here.

Don't bother with ginger tea sachets in the tea aisle at the supermarket, this drink should be made using fresh ginger. To make 2 cups of ginger tea, cut 3cm chunk from the ginger root and peel the skin. Cut it into smaller pieces and place it in a small saucepan. Add 2 cups (use a mug that you'll drink from) of boiled water (from the kettle) to the saucepan and bring to the boil over medium heat. Simmer for 15 minutes. The water should become a light golden colour. Serve. 

You can make a larger batch and reheat as needed, however, fresh is always best! If the tea is a little sharp on your throat, you can add some filtered water or if you prefer it on the sweeter side, add honey. You can always up the ginger by adding more ginger root, the above method is really just a guideline. 
Tip: To store your unused ginger: Wrap in paper towel and into a ziplock bag. Place the bag into the fridge until next use.