Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ginger Tea : Spicy Refreshment For Hot Summer Days

Ginger Tea : Makes 6 Servings

1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh ginger (don't bother peeling - that's where much of the flavour is found!)

6 cups water

2 tablespons honey or brown sugar

lemon wedges for garnish if desired

In a saucepan, simmer ginger and water 20 minutes, or longer for stronger tea.

Add honey or sugar and strain tea through a sieve set over a teapot. Serve tea, garnish with lemon wedges.

It's great hot, but in the summer chill and serve over ice. For some, ginger tea is too hot, so have some ice cold fizzy water available to cut the ginger tea. (trust me on this one, some people don't expect the bite!)