Simple Ginger Tea

Keep warm and refreshed this winter with delicious ginger tea.

| January/February 2004

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

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.






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