My Favorite Tea Recipe: Super tasty – great to fire up digestion and soothe sore throats and colds.

Ginger tea. It’s gotta be one of my favorite drinks to sip on. Especially this time of year! It’s great to have on hand to warm you up or soothe a sore throat. And, as I prepare for my 5 week “Clear the Way” digestion and detoxification self-care extravaganza, I’m making a big ole batch of it.

I’m so ready to Clear the Way! If you’ve been thinking about joining me on January 19th but aren’t sure if the program is for you, here’s a sneak peek at the intro video for the Prep Week.

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Here’s how I make it…

Ingredients:

  • 3 ½ quarts water
  • 2 palm-sized chunks of fresh organic ginger root (about 1 ½ cups when minced)
  • 6 lemons
  • 3 pinches Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan Rock Salt
  • Valencia Orange Flavored Stevia to taste

Process:

  1. Rinse and scrape the ginger root, then mince it. I use a food processor.
  2. Add the minced ginger to 3 ½ quarts of water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for at least an hour. (sometimes I simmer for 2 hours and it tastes even better)
  3. Let the liquid cool. This is important because if you add lemon to boiling hot liquid it kills the enzymes in the lemons.
  4. Add the juice of the lemons, cayenne pepper and Himalayan rock salt.
  5. Strain into jars for refrigeration. This is actually a concentrate that you will dilute when you serve it.

To serve:

Tea and Flowers!Use 1/3 ginger tea concentrate to 2/3 water. If you are going to drink this as hot tea, warm it on the stove before adding sweetener. If you are going to drink it room temperature, add sweetener and enjoy. I prefer Valencia Orange Flavored stevia, but you could use agave nectar or coconut sugar or xylitol.

For a special treat, add a tablespoon of Chia Seeds. It gives the consistency of bubble tea! Yum, yum, yum!!!

 

 

 

 

2 Comments on My Favorite Tea Recipe: Super tasty – great to fire up digestion and soothe sore throats and colds.

  1. Suzi Banks Baum
    January 15, 2015 at 7:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh delicious one, I linked to you on Laundry Line Divine today. xoxoS

  2. Dr. Deb
    January 18, 2015 at 11:18 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you, Suzi! What a Divine connection and what an honor to be linked to you. XOXOXOXO D

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