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Ginger Tea

November 3, 2015

We have had a couple of family emergencies lately and my husband and I have found our resistance is very low due to fatigue. My husband caught a cold.

We try to keep fresh ginger root in our refrigerator and we are growing it in a large planter in the back yard.

We mostly buy our ginger at the grocery store and when we need some and don't have any store bought we go out and dig some up. We only started growing ginger a few years back so we are letting the root system grow. 

I started it by using a piece from the grocery store that sprouted.

This has been kept in the bottom of the refrigerator wrapped in paper towel then a light produce bag.

To make fresh ginger tea decide on how much you are going to make. I will make two cups of tea. This piece looks about the right size.

I will cut off a piece here then wash the skin.

Then slice the pieces until I have this much.

I use two cups of filtered water.

Bring it to a boil then reduce the heat.

Simmer for about fifteen minutes..

Use a strainer to pour the tea.

I can never pour well with my left hand taking a picture with my right.

I normally put a teaspoon of honey in my ginger tea. Ginger is a bit spicey.

You can add lemon too. This cup I made for my husband, ginger tea with honey and lemon.

I think I will have a some too.

That is all it takes to make ginger tea.

Sliced ginger root

Filtered water

Low boil for fifteen minutes

Strain and serve with honey and or lemon.

I hope this helps, Grandma Donna

 
 
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