It’s winter in my part of the world, and although it’s still pretty warm and sunny, it’s still that time of the year when people are most likely to get sick.
For me, well, I tend to subscribe to the “let food be thy medicine” principle, and on the rare occasions I succumb to any kind of sickness (I like to pretend that’s never, but my immune system, too, is fallible, and I don’t always nurture it optimally…) I prefer to bust out a few days’ worth of intensive self-care and rest to get me back up and running again.
This tea is a good go-to medicinal option for staying hydrated and well nourished with healing micronutrients when the immune system is down. If you’re feeling under the weather, or just in need of a bit of soothing comfort, whip up a quick batch of this stuff….
Flavour: Warming and tangy
Serves: 1 to sup on throughout the day (and repeat as desired!)
- half litre of water
- 1 teaspoon gunpowder green tea (you can use any green tea you like, but I like the flavour of gunpowder, and I prefer to use loose leaf tea for both getting the right quantity, and for the sake of sustainability)
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Boil your water… duh!
- Pop your green tea and minced fresh ginger into a teapot (preferably one with a mesh insert for steeping your tea, etc.)
- Pour boiled water over the tea and ginger, and leave to steep for 3-5 minutes
- Add the lemon juice and honey to the pot so it all mingles together
- Serve immediately!