This post is dedicated to Camilou because: a) she’s swell, b) she’s my blog buddy, and c) she’s sick. I haven’t been feeling so great myself and have found this little beverage to be Comfort in a Cup. It’s not only good for you, but I think there’s some magic in it as well.
The health benefits of ginger are many and marvelous. It basically does everything from warm you up to calm you down to take away that achy belly to make the world feel like a better place. I also think that its anti-inflammatory properties make my sore throats disappear, or at least makes them happier. Basically, I am down with ginger.
Bridgehead makes this amazing tea in the winter season and while this is not their recipe (that would be baaaaad…) I loved theirs so much that I made my own at home. I love their loose leaf Lemongrass tea by itself, but something about adding fresh ginger to it makes it even better.
My philosophy when it comes to Lemon Ginger Tea is that it’s not strong enough until it stings you. So make my recipe with a bit of caution.
I know that Bodum’s are traditionally used to make coffee, but I say, “Why not switch it up??” And so I did. I find this to be a great way to make more of it at once and, really, nothing is better than A LOT of lemon ginger tea.
RECIPE: Mmm… Lemon Ginger Tea
- 1.5 inches of ginger root (approx 1-inch in diameter), grated
- 4 tsp of Bridgehead loose leaf Lemongrass Tea
- 3 cups of boiling water
- honey, optional
- Add ginger and tea to the bottom of the Bodum
- Pour boiling water into the Bodum
- Press down the plunger so all the ingredients are submerged in boiling water
- Steep for 5 minutes before pressing plunger all the way down
- Add honey to taste
I hope you feel better, Camilou!