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Simple Ginger Tea

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Photography By Susan Wasinger
Thin slices of frozen ginger root and boiling water make a quick and extra-warming cup of ginger tea.

In Chinese medicine, ginger is a warming food that increases circulation and dispels internal cold. When you’re sipping a cup of hot ginger tea, however, you won’t need ancient Chinese medicine to convince you that it’s a delicious antidote to winter’s chill.

To have fresh ginger available all year, freeze a whole piece of ginger root in a plastic freezer bag.

To make the tea, place thin slices or gratings of the frozen root into a cup and add boiling water. Or, for strained tea, grate the ginger root and place it in a tea ball. Let steep for a few minutes and enjoy. Honey can be added to taste.

Published on Nov 12, 2009

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