I created this recipe for ginger tea because every ingredient is loaded with anti-inflammatory nutrients: tea, ginger root, lime, cinnamon, and organic honey. When my fibromyalgia pain was still excruciatingly severe, I drank at least three cups a day. Now, I have a cup every morning with breakfast.
Peel a one to two inch slice of fresh ginger root.
Use a microplane grater to finely grate 1 to 2 tablespoons of the fresh ginger. Freshly grated ginger is quite spicy. You may want to use 1 teaspoon rather than 1 to 2 tablespoons and gradually increase the amount of ginger a little bit each day until you get used to the taste of freshly grated ginger. If you love spicy flavors and adore ginger, go for the larger amount from the get go.
You can make ginger tea in any mug with any type of tea bag or you can use an infuser tea mug and loose leaf organic tea. Choose your favorite black or green tea.
If you use a regular mug and tea bag, put the grated ginger into the mug.
Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of raw local honey.
Add the juice from one slice of lime or lemon.
Add 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
Wait for the teakettle to whistle.
Fill the mug half full with boiling water.
Stir briskly to thoroughly mix the ingredients and dissolve the ginger.
Add a single serving size tea bag of your favorite black or green tea.
Add hot water to finish filling up the mug.
Steep the tea for 4-8 minutes depending on how strong you like your tea.
Remove the tea bag and enjoy.
I prefer making ginger tea using loose leaf organic tea in an infuser mug that has an inner removable strainer. If you use an infuser mug, follow these steps.
Put the grated ginger and your favorite loose leaf organic tea into the infuser.
Add a slice of lime or lemon.
Wait for the teakettle to whistle and add hot boiling water.
Steep the tea for 4-8 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea.
Remove the inner infuser liner and add the honey and cinnamon.
Stir and enjoy.
You can find loose leaf organic tea at health food stores and organic grocery chains like Earth Fare and Whole Foods Market. It is also available in some supermarkets and big box stores. Infuser mugs can be purchased at kitchen specialty stores and tea shops. If you'd rather shop online, check out this infuser mug available at amazon.com in a rainbow of colors Infuser Tea Mug
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